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neuroectoderm in Medicine

neuroectoderm

(nur′ō-ĕktə-dûrm′)
n.
  1. The region of embryonic ectoderm that develops into the brain and spinal cord as well as into the nervous tissue of the peripheral nervous system.
Related formsneu′ro•ec′to•dermal adj.
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