Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Net-veined adjective Having veins, or nerves, reticulated or netted; as, a net-veined wing or leaf.
Nettling noun (Rope Making) (a) A process (resembling splicing) by which two ropes are joined end to end so as to form one rope. (b) The process of tying together the ends of yarns in pairs, to prevent tangling.
Nettling present participle & adjective Stinging; irritating. Nettling cell (Zoology)
, a lasso cell. See under Lasso .
Netty adjective Like a net, or network; netted. [ R.]
1. A fabric of threads, cords, or wires crossing each other at certain intervals, and knotted or secured at the crossings, thus leaving spaces or meshes between them. 2. Any system of lines or channels interlacing or crossing like the fabric of a net; as, a network of veins; a network of railroads.
Neufchâtel noun A kind of soft sweet-milk cheese; -- so called from Neufchâtel -en-Bray in France.
Neurad adverb [ Greek ... nerve + Latin ad to.] (Anat.) Toward the neural side; -- opposed to hæmad .
[ Greek ... nerve.] (Anat. & Zoology) relating to the nerves or nervous system; taining to, situated in the region of, or on the side with, the neural, or cerebro-spinal, axis; -- opposed to hemal . As applied to vertebrates, neural is the same as dorsal ; as applied to invertebrates it is usually the same as ventral . Confer Hemal . Neural arch (Anat.)
, the cartilaginous or bony arch on the dorsal side of the centrum of the vertebra in a segment of the spinal skeleton, usually inclosing a segment of the spinal cord.
[ New Latin , from Greek ... nerve + ... pain. See nerve
.] (Medicine) A disease, the chief symptom of which is a very acute pain, exacerbating or intermitting, which follows the course of a nervous branch, extends to its ramifications, and seems therefore to be seated in the nerve. It seems to be independent of any structural lesion. Dunglison.
Neuralgic adjective Of or pertaining to, or having the character of, neuralgia; as, a neuralgic headache.
Neuralgy noun Neuralgia.
Neurapophysial adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to a neurapophysis.
; plural Neurapophyses
. [ New Latin See Neuro-
, and Apophysis
.] (Anat.) (a) One of the two lateral processes or elements which form the neural arch. (b) The dorsal process of the neural arch; neural spine; spinous process.
Neurasthenia noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... nerve + ... weakness.] (Medicine) A condition of nervous debility supposed to be dependent upon impairment in the functions of the spinal cord.
Neuration noun (Biol.) The arrangement or distribution of nerves, as in the leaves of a plant or the wings of an insect; nervation.
.] (Anat.) See Axis cylinder , under Axis .
.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to both the neuron and the enteron; as, the neurenteric canal, which, in embroys of many vertebrates, connects the medullary tube and the primitive intestine. See Illust. of Ectoderm .
[ From Neurine
.] (Physiol. Chem.) a nontoxic base, C 5 H 14 N 2 , found in the putrescent matters of flesh, fish, decaying cheese, etc.
Neurilemma noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... nerve + ... peel, skin.] (Anat.) (a) The delicate outer sheath of a nerve fiber; the primitive sheath. (b) The perineurium.
Neurility noun [ Greek ... nerve.] (Physiol.) The special properties and functions of the nerves; that capacity for transmitting a stimulus which belongs to nerves. G. H. Lewes.
Neurine noun [ Greek ... a nerve.] (Physiol. Chem.) A poisonous organic base (a ptomaine) formed in the decomposition of protagon with boiling baryta water, and in the putrefaction of proteid matter. It was for a long time considered identical with choline, a crystalline body originally obtained from bile. Chemically, however, choline is oxyethyl- trimethyl-ammonium hydroxide, while neurine is vinyl-trimethyl- ammonium hydroxide. [ Written also neurin .]
[ Greek ... nerve.] (Biol.) Nerve force. See Vital force , under Vital .
Neuritis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... nerve + -itis .] (Medicine) Inflammation of a nerve.
Neuro- [ Greek ney^ron nerve.] (Anat.) A combining denoting a nerve , of or pertaining to a nerve or the nervous system .
Neuro-central adjective [ Neuro- + central .] (Anat.) Between the neural arch and the centrum of a vertebra; as, the neurocentral suture. Huxley.
Neuro-epidermal adjective [ Neuro- + epidermal .] (Anat.) Pertaining to, or giving rise to, the central nervous system and epidermis; as, the neuroepidermal , or epiblastic, layer of the blastoderm.
Neurocœle noun [ Neuro- + Greek koi^los a hollow.] (Anat.) The central canal and ventricles of the spinal cord and brain; the myelencephalic cavity.
, Neu`ro*chor"dal adjective (Zoology) See Neurocord .
Neurocity noun (Physiol.) Nerve force.
Neurocord noun [ Neuro- + cord .] (Zoology) A cordlike organ composed of elastic fibers situated above the ventral nervous cord of annelids, like the earthworm. -- Neu`ro*cor"dal adjective
Neuroglia noun [ New Latin , from Greek ney^ron ligament + ... glue.] (Anat.) The delicate connective tissue framework which supports the nervous matter and blood vessels of the brain and spinal cord.
Neurography noun [ Neuro- + -graphy .] (Anat.) A description of the nerves. Dunglison.
Neurokeratin noun [ Neuro- + keratin .] (Physiol. Chem.) A substance, resembling keratin, present in nerve tissue, as in the sheath of the axis cylinder of medullated nerve fibers. Like keratin it resists the action of most chemical agents, and by decomposition with sulphuric acid yields leucin and tyrosin.
Neurological adjective Of or pertaining to neurology.
Neurologist noun One who is versed in neurology; also, one skilled in the treatment of nervous diseases.
Neurology noun [ Neuro- + -logy .] The branch of science which treats of the nervous system.
[ New Latin See Neuro-
, and -oma
.] (Medicine) A tumor developed on, or connected with, a nerve, esp. one consisting of new-formed nerve fibers.
Neuromere noun [ Neuro- + -mere .] (Anat.) A metameric segment of the cerebro-spinal nervous system.
Neuromuscular adjective [ Neuro- + muscular .] (Physiol.) Nervomuscular.
; plural Neura
. [ New Latin , from Greek ney^ron
nerve.] (Anat.) The brain and spinal cord; the cerebro- spinal axis; myelencephalon. B. G. Wilder.
Neuropathic adjective Of or pertaining to neuropathy; of the nature of, or suffering from, nervous disease.
Neuropathy noun [ Neuro- + Greek ..., ..., to suffer.] (Medicine) An affection of the nervous system or of a nerve.
Neuropod noun [ Neuro- + -pod .] (Zoology) A neuropodous animal. G. Rolleston.
Neuropodium noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... a nerve + ..., dim. of ..., ..., the foot.] (Zoology) The ventral lobe or branch of a parapodium.
Neuropodous adjective [ Neuro- + -pod + -ous .] (Zoology) Having the limbs on, or directed toward, the neural side, as in most invertebrates; -- opposed to hæmapodous . G. Rolleston.
Neuropore noun [ Neuro- + pore .] (Anat.) An opening at either end of the embryonic neural canal.
Neuropter (nu*rŏp"tẽr) noun (Zoology) One of the Neuroptera.
Neuroptera (-te*rȧ) noun plural [ New Latin , from Greek ney^ron nerve + ptero`n a wing, from pte`sqai to fly.] (Zoology) An order of hexapod insects having two pairs of large, membranous, net-veined wings. The mouth organs are adapted for chewing. They feed upon other insects, and undergo a complete metamorphosis. The ant-lion, hellgamite, and lacewing fly are examples. Formerly, the name was given to a much more extensive group, including the true Neuroptera and the Pseudoneuroptera.
Neuropteral (nu*rŏp"tẽr* a l) adjective (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the Neuroptera.
Neuropteran (- a n) noun (Zoology) A neuropter.
Neuropteris noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... a nerve + ... a kind of fern.] (Paleon.) An extensive genus of fossil ferns, of which species have been found from the Devonian to the Triassic formation.