neuroblast

An embryonic nerve cell. [neuro- + G. blastos, germ]

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neu·ro·blast 'n(y)u̇r-ə-.blast n a cellular precursor of a nerve cell esp an undifferentiated embryonic nerve cell
neu·ro·blas·tic .n(y)u̇r-ə-'blas-tik adj

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n.
any of the nerve cells of the embryo that give rise to functional nerve cells (neurones).

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neu·ro·blast (noorґo-blast) [neuro- + -blast] any embryonic cell that develops into a nerve cell or neuron.

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  • neuroblast — NEUROBLÁST s.n. Ectoderm neural. [< fr. neuroblaste, cf. gr. neuron – nerv, blastos – germen]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  NEUROBLÁST s. n. celulă nervoasă embrionară. (< fr. neuroblaste) Trimis de raduborza, 15.09.2007 …   Dicționar Român

  • Neuroblast — ⇒ Neurone …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • neuroblast — [noor′ō blast΄, nyoor′blast΄] n. [ NEURO + BLAST] any of the embryonic cells from which the nerve cells develop …   English World dictionary

  • Neuroblast — A neuroblast is a dividing cell that will develop into neurons or glia.[citation needed] The characterisation of neuroblasts and their development in Drosophila melanogaster was widely achieved by Chris Doe, Corey Goodman and Mike Bate. In humans …   Wikipedia

  • Neuroblast — Ein Blast (von gr. blastos „Keim“, „Spross“) ist eine junge, nicht endgültig differenzierte Zelle, die sich teilt bzw. Funktionsproteine synthetisiert. Blasten differenzieren in der Regel zu einem speziellen Zelltyp aus. Manche an sich… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • neuroblast — n. [Gr. neuron, nerve; blastos, bud] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In embryology, the inner layer of ectodermal cells that forms the nervous tissue; see dermatoblasts …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • neuroblast — Cells arising by division of precursor cells in neural ectoderm (neurectoderm) that subsequently differentiate to become neurons …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • neuroblast — neuroblastic, adj. /noor euh blast , nyoor /, n. an immature nerve cell. [1890 95; NEURO + BLAST] * * * …   Universalium

  • neuroblast — noun The embryonic cell that develops into a nerve cell …   Wiktionary

  • Neuroblast — Neu|ro|blạst 〈m. 16; Med.〉 unausgereifte Nervenzelle [<grch. neuron „Nerv“ + blastos „Keim, Spross“] * * * Neu|ro|blạst, der; en, en [zu griech. blastós = Spross, Trieb] (Med., Biol.): unausgereifte Nervenzelle …   Universal-Lexikon

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