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spongioblast

 [spun´je-o-blast″]
1. any of the embryonic epithelial cells developed about the neural tube; they later become transformed, some into neuroglial and some into ependymal cells.
2. amacrine (def. 2).
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spon·gi·o·blast

(spŭn'jē-ō-blast'),
A neuroepithelial, filiform ependymal cell extending across the entire thickness of the wall of the brain or spinal cord, that is, from the internal to the external limiting membrane; spongioblasts become neuroglial and ependymal cells.
See also: glioblast.
[spongio- + G. blastos, germ]
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spongioblast

(spŭn′jē-ə-blăst′)
n.
Any of the embryonic epithelial cells that give rise to the neuroglia.
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spon·gi·o·blast

(spŏn'jē-ō-blast)
A neuroepithelial, filiform ependyma cell extending across the entire thickness of the wall of the brain or spinal cord (i.e., from the internal to the external limiting membrane); spongioblasts become neuroglial and ependymal cells.
See also: glioblast
[spongio- + G. blastos, germ]
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