[per-i-kar-ee-on, -uh n]

Origin of perikaryon

1895–1900; peri- + Greek káryon nut, kernel Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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[pĕr′ĭ-kărē-ŏn′, -ən]
n. pl. per•i•kar•y•a (-kărē-ə)
  1. The cytoplasm of a cell, exclusive of its nucleus.
  2. The cell body of a neuron.
  3. The body of the odontoblast exclusive of the dentinal fiber.
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