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Perikaryon

Definition

noun, plural: perikarya

The cell body of a neuron, not including the axonal and dendritic processes.


Supplement

Word origin: Greek, peri = around, near + karuon = nut.
Related forms: perikaryal (adjective).
Synonym: soma, cell body.
Compare: axon, dendrite.
See also: neuron.


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