Dictionary

neural tube

noun

Definition of NEURAL TUBE

:  the hollow longitudinal dorsal tube formed by infolding and subsequent fusion of the opposite ectodermal folds in the vertebrate embryo that gives rise to the brain and spinal cord

First Known Use of NEURAL TUBE

1888
Medical Dictionary

neural tube

noun

Medical Definition of NEURAL TUBE

:  the hollow longitudinal dorsal tube that is formed by infolding and subsequent fusion of the opposite ectodermal folds in the vertebrate embryo and gives rise to the brain and spinal cord

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: neuraminidasePrevious Word in the Dictionary: neural shieldAll Words Near: neural tube
June 30, 2015
disinformation Hear it
false information deliberately spread
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