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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

neuropil

the mass of DENDRITES and AXONS surrounding the cell bodies of the central nervous system.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005