neural crest
noun Date: circa 1885 the ridge of one of the folds forming the neural tube that gives rise to the spinal ganglia and various structures of the autonomic nervous system

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • neural crest — n the ridge of one of the folds forming the neural tube that gives rise to the spinal ganglia and various structures of the autonomic nervous system called also neural ridge compare NEURAL PLATE * * * the two bands of ectodermal tissue that flank …   Medical dictionary

  • neural crest — n. Embryology a band of cells that lie along the length of the neural tube and developing spinal cord: it is the primordium of many structures, including the spinal ganglia …   English World dictionary

  • neural crest — Embryol. a group of ectodermal cells that develop into a variety of tissues, including spinal and autonomic ganglia, connective tissue around the brain and spinal cord, and parts of the facial bones. [1880 85] * * * ▪ embryology       group of… …   Universalium

  • neural crest — the two bands of ectodermal tissue that flank the neural plate of the early embryo. Cells of the neural crest migrate throughout the embryo and develop into sensory nerve cells and peripheral nerve cells of the autonomic nervous system …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • neural crest — part of the neural ridge in embryos that differentiates into various tissues including melanophores, peripheral neurons and head cartilage …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • neural crest — A group of embryonic cells that separate from the neural plate during neurulation and migrate to give several different lineages of adult cells: the spinal and autonomic ganglia, the glial cells of the peripheral nervous system, and non neuronal… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • neural crest — noun a strip of ectodermal material in the early vertebrate embryo inserted between the prospective neural plate and the epidermis …   Wiktionary

  • neural crest — noun : the ridge of a neural fold giving rise to the spinal ganglia and various autonomic structures * * * Embryol. a group of ectodermal cells that develop into a variety of tissues, including spinal and autonomic ganglia, connective tissue… …   Useful english dictionary

  • neural crest — neu′ral crest′ n. dvl a group of ectodermal cells of the embryo that develop into a variety of tissues, including spinal and autonomic ganglia, connective tissue around the brain and spinal cord, and parts of the facial bones • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

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