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Martinotti cell

noun Mar·ti·not·ti cell
variants: or

Martinotti's cell

\ˌmär-ti-ˈnät-ē(z)-\play

Medical Definition of Martinotti cell

  1. :  a multipolar fusiform nerve cell in the deepest layer of the cerebral cortex with axons ascending into the layer of pyramidal cells

Biographical Note for martinotti cell

Martinotti

\ˌmär-tē-ˈnȯt-tē\,

Giovanni

(1857–1928), Italian pathologist. Martinotti held the position of professor of anatomy and pathology successively at Modena, Siena, and Bologna. In 1889 he described certain cells in the cerebral cortex with ascending axons; they are now known as Martinotti cells.


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