cell body

Origin of cell body

First recorded in 1875–80
Also called perikaryon.
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cell body in Medicine

cell body

  1. The part of a neuron containing the nucleus but not incorporating the axon and dendrites.soma
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cell body in Science

cell body

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