“It might be that if you can rescue the cell body [with neural stem cells], you can rescue that connection,” said Glass.
Flagella are very delicate and easily broken off from the cell body.
From this cell body extends a tiny thread of living protoplasm.
But the distinction between formed material and cell body is a convenient one and may well be retained in the discussion of cells.
A developed neuron consists of a cell body with numerous prolongations in the form of white, thread-like fibres.
They reach a much greater distance from the cell body than the dendrites.
Others, again, look upon them as morphological expressions of chemical and dynamical energy in the protoplasm of the cell body.
It will be seen that the cell body of the sensory cell appears to be off on a little side branch.
In the cells of plants, in addition to the cell wall, the cell body and the cell juice require to be examined.
This tiny protoplasmic thread, the axon, was formed originally by growing out from the cell body.
cell body n.
The part of a neuron containing the nucleus but not incorporating the axon and dendrites. Also called soma.
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The portion of a neuron that contains the nucleus but does not incorporate the dendrites or axon.