from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An embryonic cell from which a nerve cell develops.
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- n. The embryonic cell that develops into a nerve cell
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An embryonic cell:
- n. One of two large cells or teloblasts which are situated at the posterior end of the body in the annelid embryo and larva and give rise to the ventral nerve-cord of the adult animal.
- n. One of the cells in the embryonic brain and spinal cord of vertebrates. These cells are said to give rise without division to the ganglion-cells.
- n. In arthropod embryos, certain ectodermal cells which proliferate inward from the surface to form rows of elements that become the ganglion-cells.
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- n. a cell from which a nerve cell develops
neuro- + -blast (Wiktionary)