Definition of Neural tube

1. Noun. A tube of ectodermal tissue in the embryo from which the brain and spinal cord develop.

Generic synonyms: Ectoblast, Ectoderm, Exoderm

Definition of Neural tube

1. Noun. (anatomy) hollow longitudinal dorsal tube formed in the folding and subsequent fusion of the opposite ectodermal folds in the embryo that gives rise to the brain and spinal cord ¹

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Medical Definition of Neural tube

1. The progenitor of the central nervous system. See: neural plate, neurulation. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Neural Tube

neural ganglion
neural groove
neural induction
neural layer of optic retina
neural layer of retina
neural net
neural network
neural networks
neural part of hypophysis
neural pathway
neural plate
neural retina
neural segment
neural spine
neural structure
neural tube (current term)
neuralgia facialis vera
neuralgic amyotrophy

Literary usage of Neural tube

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Anatomy of the Nervous System from the Standpoint of Development and by Stephen Walter Ranson (1920)
"CHAPTER II THE neural tube AND ITS DERIVATIVES Infolding of the neural tube.—The vertebrate nervous system develops from a thickened plate of ectoderm along ..."

2. A Laboratory Manual and Text-book of Embryology by Charles William Prentiss (1915)
"The Differentiation of the neural tube.—The cells of the neural tube differentiate ... The wall of the neural tube, consisting at first of a single layer of ..."

3. The Development of the Chick: An Introduction to Embryology by Frank Rattray Lillie (1908)
"However, there is a point in the suture near its dorsal end where the separation of the ectoderm from the neural tube takes place later than elsewhere. ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"As the mesoderm develops between the ectoderm and entoderm it is separated into lateral halves by the neural tube and notochord, presently to be described. ..."

5. The Early Embryology of the Chick by Bradley Merrill Patten (1920)
"With the fusion of the edges of the neural folds to complete the neural tube, and the fusion of the superficial ectoderm dorsal to the neural tube, ..."

6. Text-book of normal histology: including an account of the development of by George Arthur Piersol (1904)
"Section of nine-day rabbit embryo, showing open neural tube : e, ... The area for the latter is represented by the lining of the neural tube, ..."

7. Principles of Physiological Psychology by Wilhelm Max Wundt (1904)
"(b)—The neural tube and the Three Main Divisions of the Brain The first step in the evolution of the central nervous system of vertebrates is taken, ..."

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