Neu"ral (?), a. [Gr. ? nerve.]
(Anat. & Zoöl.) 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.
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.