neuroepithelium

noun
neu·ro·ep·i·the·li·um | \-ˈthē-lē-əm \
plural neuroepithelia\-lē-ə \

Medical Definition of neuroepithelium 

1 : the part of the embryonic ectoderm that gives rise to the nervous system

2 : the modified epithelium of an organ of special sense

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