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Betz cell

noun \ ˈbets- \

medical Definition of Betz cell

: a very large pyramidal nerve cell of the motor area of the cerebral cortex

Biographical Note for betz cell

  • Betz, Vladimir Aleksandrovich (1834–1894), Russian anatomist. In 1874 Betz discovered and described the giant pyramidal cells of the motor area of the cerebral cortex.

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