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spongioblast

[spuhn-jee-oh-blast, spon-] /ˈspʌn dʒi oʊˌblæst, ˈspɒn-/
noun, Embryology
1.
one of the primordial cells in the embryonic brain and spinal cord capable of developing into neuroglia.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; spongio- (combining form of Greek spongiā́ sponge) + -blast
Related forms
spongioblastic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for spongioblast

spongioblast

/ˈspʌndʒɪəʊˌblɑːst/
noun
1.
any of numerous columnar epithelial cells in the brain and spinal cord that develop into neuroglia
Derived Forms
spongioblastic (ˌspʌndʒɪəʊˈblæstɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C20: from Greek spongiasponge + -blast
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spongioblast in Medicine

spongioblast spon·gi·o·blast (spŭn'jē-ə-blāst')
n.
An embryonic epithelial cell that gives rise to the neuroglia.

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