cell-body

cell body

noun Biology.
the compact area of a nerve cell that constitutes the nucleus and surrounding cytoplasm, excluding the axons and dendrites.
Also called perikaryon.


Origin:
1875–80

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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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cell body  
The portion of a neuron that contains the nucleus but does not incorporate the dendrites or axon.
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