germinal cell

noun

Medical Definition of germinal cell

: an embryonic cell of the early vertebrate nervous system that is the source of neuroblasts and glial cells

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“Germinal cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/germinal%20cell. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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