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neuropil

 [noor´ro-pil]
a dense feltwork of interwoven cytoplasmic processes of nerve cells (dendrites and axons) and of neuroglial cells in the central nervous system and some parts of the peripheral nervous system.

neu·ro·pil

, neuropile (nū'rō-pil, -pīl),
The complex, feltlike net of axonal, dendritic, and glial arborizations; forms the bulk of the central nervous system's gray matter, and in which the nerve cell bodies lie embedded.
[neuro- + G. pilos, felt]

neuropil

/neu·ro·pil/ (noor´o-pil) a feltwork of interwoven dendrites and axons and of neuroglial cells in the gray matter of the central nervous system.

neu·ro·pil

, neuropile (nūr'ō-pil, -pīl)
The complex, feltlike net of axonal, dendritic, and glial arborizations that forms most of the gray matter of the central nervous system, and in which the nerve cell bodies lie embedded.
[neuro- + G. pilos, felt]

neuropil

the mass of DENDRITES and AXONS surrounding the cell bodies of the central nervous system.

neuropil, neuropile

a dense feltwork of interwoven cytoplasmic processes of nerve cells (dendrites and axons) and of neuroglial cells in the central nervous system and some parts of the peripheral nervous system.