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[noo r-uh-blast, nyoo r-]
  1. an immature nerve cell.
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Origin of neuroblast

First recorded in 1890–95; neuro- + -blast
Related formsneu·ro·blas·tic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for neuroblast

Historical Examples

  • Neuroblast: the large cell in the early embryo, from which the nervous system develops.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

  • Again, the process of regeneration after section of a nerve is not in favour of the neuroblast theory.

    The Origin of Vertebrates

    Walter Holbrook Gaskell

British Dictionary definitions for neuroblast


  1. an embryonic nerve cell
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neuroblast in Medicine


  1. An embryonic cell from which a nerve cell develops.
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