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neuroepithelium

[ noor-oh-ep-i-thee-lee-uhm, nyoor- ]
/ 藢n蕣蓹r o蕣藢蓻p 瑟藞胃i li 蓹m, 藢ny蕣蓹r- /
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noun, plural neu路ro路ep路i路the路li路ums, neu路ro路ep路i路the路li路a [noor-oh-ep-i-thee-lee-uh, nyoor-]. /藢n蕣蓹r o蕣藢蓻p 瑟藞胃i li 蓹, 藢ny蕣蓹r-/.
Embryology. the part of the embryonic ectoderm that gives rise to the nervous system.
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鈥85; neuro- + epithelium
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Medical definitions for neuroepithelium

neuroepithelium
[ nur鈥才-臅p鈥采-th膿l膿-蓹m ]

n.
The part of the embryonic ectoderm that develops into the nervous system.
The highly specialized epithelial cells of sensory organs such as the eye and nose.

Other words from neuroepithelium

neu鈥瞨o鈥p鈥瞚鈥heli鈥l adj.
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