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neuroepithelium

[noo r-oh-ep-i-thee-lee-uh m, nyoo r-]
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noun, plural neu·ro·ep·i·the·li·ums, neu·ro·ep·i·the·li·a [noo r-oh-ep-i-thee-lee-uh, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər oʊˌɛp ɪˈθi li ə, ˌnyʊər-/.
  1. Embryology. the part of the embryonic ectoderm that gives rise to the nervous system.
  2. Anatomy. tissue composed of epithelial cells that are specialized to serve a sensory function, as the nasal mucosa and retina.
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Origin of neuroepithelium

First recorded in 1880–85; neuro- + epithelium
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neuroepithelium

(nur′ō-ĕp′ə-thēlē-əm)
n.
  1. The part of the embryonic ectoderm that develops into the nervous system.
  2. The highly specialized epithelial cells of sensory organs such as the eye and nose.
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Related formsneu′ro•ep′i•theli•al adj.
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