[noo r-oh-ep-i-thee-lee-uh m, nyoo r-]
- Embryology. the part of the embryonic ectoderm that gives rise to the nervous system.
- Anatomy. tissue composed of epithelial cells that are specialized to serve a sensory function, as the nasal mucosa and retina.
Origin of neuroepithelium
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- The part of the embryonic ectoderm that develops into the nervous system.
- The highly specialized epithelial cells of sensory organs such as the eye and nose.
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