neural tube
noun Date: 1888 the hollow longitudinal dorsal tube formed by infolding and subsequent fusion of the opposite ectodermal folds in the vertebrate embryo that gives rise to the brain and spinal cord

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • neural tube — n the hollow longitudinal dorsal tube that is formed by infolding and subsequent fusion of the opposite ectodermal folds in the vertebrate embryo and gives rise to the brain and spinal cord * * * the embryological structure from which the brain… …   Medical dictionary

  • neural tube — n. a primitive, tubular, dorsal structure formed from ectodermal tissue in the early vertebrate embryo, that develops into the brain and spinal cord …   English World dictionary

  • neural tube — the embryological structure from which the brain and spinal cord develop. It is a hollow tube of ectodermal tissue formed when two edges of a groove in a plate of primitive neural tissue (neural plate) come together and fuse. Failure of normal… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • neural tube — neu′ral tube′ n. dvl a tube formed in the early embryo by the closure of ectodermal tissue and later developing into the spinal cord and brain …   From formal English to slang

  • neural tube — the primordium of the central nervous system characterised by a cavity and developing from the neural rod …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • neural tube — The progenitor of the central nervous system. See neural plate, neurulation …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • neural tube — Embryol. a tube formed by the closure of ectodermal tissue in the early vertebrate embryo that later develops into the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and ganglia. [1885 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • neural tube — noun 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 …   Wiktionary

  • neural tube — noun a tube of ectodermal tissue in the embryo from which the brain and spinal cord develop • Hypernyms: ↑ectoderm, ↑exoderm, ↑ectoblast …   Useful english dictionary

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