perikaryon

[ 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
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Medical 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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