[ per-i-kar-ee-on, -uhn ]
/ ˌpɛr ɪˈkær iˌɒn, -ən /
noun, plural per·i·kar·y·a [per-i-kar-ee-uh]. /ˌpɛr ɪˈkær i ə/. Biology.
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Origin of perikaryon
1895–1900; peri- + Greek káryon nut, kernel
Words nearby perikaryon
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Example sentences from the Web for perikaryon
From the base often near its middle arises one large fibre—the axone fibre, which conducts impulses away from the perikaryon.
In some few cells the axone breaks up into branches in the immediate neighbourhood of its own perikaryon in the cortex.
Medical definitions for perikaryon
[ pĕr′ĭ-kăr′ē-ŏn′, -ən ]
n. pl. per•i•kar•y•a (-kăr′ē-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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