Definition of Neuropil

1. Noun. The complex network of unmyelinated axones, dendrites, and glial branches that form the bulk of the central nervous system's grey matter and in which nerve cell bodies are embedded.




Definition of Neuropil

1. Noun. A fibrous network of nervous tissue that forms the gray matter of the brain ¹

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Definition of Neuropil

1. part of the nervous system in vertebrates [n -S]

Medical Definition of Neuropil

1. A dense intricate feltwork of interwoven fine glial processes, fibrils, synaptic terminals, axons, and dendrites interspersed among the nerve cells in the gray matter of the central nervous system. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Neuropil

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Literary usage of Neuropil

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1. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1908)
"The neuropil, which in sections may always be readily distinguished by its yellowish ... The general course of the nerve fibres which make up the neuropil ..."

2. The Journal of Comparative Neurology by Denison University (1903)
"An example of the fibrillar networks in the processes of large nerve elements, a, proximal end of the cell process; 6, bounding membrane of the neuropil ; c ..."

3. The Origin of Vertebrates by Walter Holbrook Gaskell (1908)
"Similarly the neurones of the second order terminate in the ' neuropil ' of the second ganglion, and so on, until we reach the neurones of the fifth order, ..."

4. The Journal of Comparative Neurology and Psychology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1905)
"... thence to pass in separate strands directly into a thick layer exhibiting alternate bands of crowded small cells. and dense neuropil ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Vacuoles varying in size chiefly from 10 to 20 jum, with occasional sizes up to 45 /tm, were located in the neuropil. Rare vacuoles of a smaller diameter ..."

6. The Anatomy of the Nervous System from the Standpoint of Development and by Stephen Walter Ranson (1920)
"Stimulation of the sensory cell causes nerve impulses to travel through its fiber to the neuropil, thence to a motor cell, and finally along a process of ..."

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