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neuron
used in Oryx and Crake

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Definition
nerve or brain cell; i.e., a cell specialized to conduct electric nerve impulses
  • "Use your neurons," said Crake.
    p. 74.5
neurons = brain cells
  • She wasn't stupid, said Jimmy's dad, she just didn't want to put her neuron power into long sentences.
    p. 25.3
  • He was doing a pretty good imitation of their Chemlab teacher — the use-your-neurons line, and that clipped, stiff delivery, sort of like a bark.
    p. 74.9
  • God is a cluster of neurons, he'd maintained.
    p. 157.7

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