n. body of nerve cells

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Soma (biology) — The soma, or cyton or perikaryon, is the bulbous end of a neuron, containing the cell nucleus. The word soma is Greek, meaning body ; the soma of a neuron is often called the cell body . There are many different specialized types of neurons and… …   Wikipedia

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  • neuron — /ˈnjurɒn/ (say nyoohron) noun any of the cells in nerve tissue adapted to transmit nerve signals, each having dendrites leading to a cyton, or cell body, and an axon leading away; nerve cell. Also, neurone. {Greek neuron nerve} –neuronal… …   Australian English dictionary

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