[ spuhn-jee-oh-blast, spon- ]
/ ˈspʌn dʒi oʊˌblæst, ˈspɒn- /
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one of the primordial cells in the embryonic brain and spinal cord capable of developing into neuroglia.
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British Dictionary definitions for spongioblast
/ (ˈspʌndʒɪəʊˌblɑːst) /
any of numerous columnar epithelial cells in the brain and spinal cord that develop into neuroglia
Derived forms of spongioblastspongioblastic (ˌspʌndʒɪəʊˈblæstɪk), adjective
Word Origin for spongioblast
C20: from Greek spongia sponge + -blast
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Medical definitions for spongioblast
[ spŭn′jē-ə-blăst′ ]
An embryonic epithelial cell that gives rise to the neuroglia.
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