or neu·ro·coel, neu·ro·cele

[noo r-uh-seel, nyoo r-]

noun Embryology.

the system of cavities of the embryonic brain and spinal cord.

Origin of neurocoele

First recorded in 1885–90; neuro- + -coele
Related formsneu·ro·coel·i·an, neu·ro·cel·i·an, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for neurocoel



embryol a cavity in the embryonic brain and spinal cord that develops into the ventricles and central canal respectively

Word Origin for neurocoele

C19: from neuro- + Greek koilos hollow
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