Medical Dictionary

Betz cell

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noun \ˈbets-\

Medical Definition of Betz cell

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

Biographical Note for betz cell

Betz

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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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