Definition of preneural in English:

preneural

adjective

  • 1Zoology
    Anterior to a neural element; specifically (in a chelonian) designating a skeletal element that lies between the nuchal bone and the neural bones.

  • 2Biology
    Designating or relating to a process which precedes a neural one, or which (in evolutionary or developmental terms) represents a stage prior to a fully developed nerve cell or nervous system.

noun

Zoology
  • A preneural bone in a chelonian.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Science. From pre- + neural.

Pronunciation

preneural

/ˌpriːˈnjʊərəl/ /ˌpriːˈnjʊər(ə)l/