cell body
noun Date: 1878 the nucleus-containing central part of a neuron exclusive of its axons and dendrites — see neuron illustration

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  • cell body — n the nucleus containing central part of a neuron exclusive of its axons and dendrites that is the major structural element of the gray matter of the brain and spinal cord, the ganglia, and the retina called also perikaryon, soma * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • cell body — cell′ bod′y n. cbl the compact area of a nerve cell that constitutes the nucleus and surrounding cytoplasm, excluding the axons and dendrites Also called perikaryon Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • cell body — perikaryon the enlarged portion of a neurone (nerve cell), containing the nucleus. It is concerned more with the nutrition of the cell than with propagation of nerve impulses …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • cell body — noun : a living cell proper exclusive of its processes * * * Biol. the compact area of a nerve cell that constitutes the nucleus and surrounding cytoplasm, excluding the axons and dendrites. Also called perikaryon. [1875 80] …   Useful english dictionary

  • cell body — Used in reference to neurons; the main part of the cell around the nucleus excluding long processes such as axons and dendrites …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • cell body — Biol. the compact area of a nerve cell that constitutes the nucleus and surrounding cytoplasm, excluding the axons and dendrites. Also called perikaryon. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • cell body — see neuron …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Тело Клетки (Cell Body), Перикарион (Perikaryon) — увеличенная часть нейрона (нервной клетки), содержащая ядро и органеллы; в основном осуществляет метаболические процессы, в меньшей степени распространение нервных импульсов. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • cell — early 12c., small room, from L. cella small room, store room, hut, related to L. celare to hide, conceal, from PIE root *kel conceal (Cf. Skt. cala hut, house, hall; Gk. kalia hut, nest, kalyptein to cover, koleon sheath …   Etymology dictionary

  • cell — cell1 cell like, adj. /sel/, n. 1. a small room, as in a convent or prison. 2. any of various small compartments or bounded areas forming part of a whole. 3. a small group acting as a unit within a larger organization: a local cell of the… …   Universalium

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