[ noor-oh-ep-i-thee-lee-uhm, nyoor- ]

noun,plural neu·ro·ep·i·the·li·ums, neu·ro·ep·i·the·li·a [noor-oh-ep-i-thee-lee-uh, nyoor-]. /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.

Origin of neuroepithelium

First recorded in 1880–85; neuro- + epithelium

Words Nearby neuroepithelium Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023