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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]

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, 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.
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As shown in figures 1 and 2, two well-defined regions could easily be identified: the first is a wide neuropile zone located at the anterodorsal region of the ganglion and in which numerous synapses could be observed (Fig.
Electrical stimulation of the oral ganglion or th e apical neuropile of Dendraster excentricus larvae induced metamorphosis (Burke, 1983).
The monopolar cells of invertebrates can be seen as the product of segregating somata into a cortex of cell bodies surrounding the neuropile formed by their neurites.
To resolve this cluster of perikarya and dense neuropile, rotations were calculated for three-dimensional confocal images (Fig.
These dense regions of neuropile are thought to be the sites of convergence for information about the quality or identity of an odor.
In addition, the optic lobes do not form the most anterior structure but are displaced posteriorly by the hypertrophied lateral protocerebral neuropile region with its associated cell bodies.