perikaryon

noun
peri·​kar·​y·​on | \ˌper-ə-ˈker-ē-ˌän, -ən, -ˈka-rē-\
plural perikarya\ˌper-​ə-​ˈker-​ē-​ə, -​ˈka-​rē-​ \

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perikaryal \ˌper-​ə-​ˈker-​ē-​əl, -​ˈka-​rē-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of perikaryon

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for perikaryon

New Latin, from peri- + Greek karyon nut, kernel — more at careen

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perikaryon

noun
peri·​kary·​on
variants: also pericaryon \-​ˈkar-​ē-​ˌän, -​ən \
plural -karya also -carya\-​ē-​ə \

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perikaryal \-​ē-​əl \ adjective

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