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perikaryon

noun peri·kar·y·on \-ˈka-rē-ˌän, -ən\
plural -kar·ya \-ē-ə\

Definition of PERIKARYON

:  cell body
peri·kar·y·al \-ē-əl\ adjective

Origin of PERIKARYON

New Latin, from peri- + Greek karyon nut, kernel — more at careen
First Known Use: 1897

perikaryon

noun peri·kary·on   (Medical Dictionary)
plural -karya also -carya \-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of PERIKARYON

peri·kary·al \-ē-əl\ adjective

Variants of PERIKARYON

peri·kary·on also peri·cary·on \-ˈkar-ē-ˌän, -ən\

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