Dictionary

neural crest

noun

Definition of NEURAL CREST

:  the ridge of one of the folds forming the neural tube that gives rise to the spinal ganglia and various structures of the autonomic nervous system

First Known Use of NEURAL CREST

circa 1885

neural crest

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NEURAL CREST

:  the ridge of one of the folds forming the neural tube that gives rise to the spinal ganglia and various structures of the autonomic nervous system—called also neural ridge; compare neural plate

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: neuralgiaPrevious Word in the Dictionary: neural cavityAll Words Near: neural crest
May 22, 2015
nepotism Hear it
favoritism based on kinship
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears