perikaryon

[ per-i-kar-ee-on, -uh n ]
/ ˌpɛr ɪˈkær iˌɒn, -ən /
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noun, plural per·i·kar·y·a [per-i-kar-ee-uh] /ˌpɛr ɪˈkær i ə/. Biology.


Nearby words

  1. perigynous,
  2. perigyny,
  3. perihelion,
  4. perihepatitis,
  5. perijejunitis,
  6. peril,
  7. peril point,
  8. perilabyrinthitis,
  9. perilaryngitis,
  10. perilla

Origin of perikaryon

1895–1900; peri- + Greek káryon nut, kernel

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Medicine definitions for perikaryon

perikaryon

[ pĕr′ĭ-kărē-ŏn′, -ən ]

n. pl. per•i•kar•y•a (-kărē-ə)

The cytoplasm of a cell, exclusive of its nucleus.
The cell body of a neuron.
The body of the odontoblast exclusive of the dentinal fiber.

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