Definition of neurofibril in US English:



  • A fibril in the cytoplasm of a nerve cell, visible by light microscopy.

    • ‘Bundles of these neurofibrils are called neurofilaments.’
    • ‘The neurofibrils provide internal support within the neuron and there are also support cells associated with the axon.’
    • ‘Silver stains show the Nissl granules occur in spaces surround by a tightly woven meshwork of neurofibrils.’
    • ‘The argyrophilic neurofibrils are unique to nerve cells.’
    • ‘As we age, most of us will develop alterations of neurofibrils in at least some of our neurons.’