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noun Biology.
the compact area of a nerve cell that constitutes the nucleus and surrounding cytoplasm, excluding the axons and dendrites.
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Also called perikaryon.

Origin of cell body

First recorded in 1875–80
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Medical definitions for cell body

cell body

n.
The part of a neuron containing the nucleus but not incorporating the axon and dendrites.soma
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Scientific definitions for cell body

cell body

The portion of a neuron that contains the nucleus but does not incorporate the dendrites or axon.
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