- one of the primordial cells in the embryonic brain and spinal cord capable of developing into neuroglia.
Origin of spongioblast
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- any of numerous columnar epithelial cells in the brain and spinal cord that develop into neuroglia
Word Origin for spongioblast
C20: from Greek spongia sponge + -blast
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- An embryonic epithelial cell that gives rise to the neuroglia.
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