Medical Dictionary

cell body


Medical Definition of CELL BODY

:  the nucleus-containing central part of a neuron exclusive of its axons and dendrites that is the major structural element of the gray matter of the brain and spinal cord, the ganglia, and the retina—called also perikaryon, soma

Illustration of CELL BODY


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