neuroepithelium

noun
neu·​ro·​ep·​i·​the·​li·​um | \ -ˈthē-lē-əm How to pronounce neuroepithelium (audio) \
plural neuroepithelia\ -​lē-​ə How to pronounce neuroepithelium (audio) \

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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“Neuroepithelium.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/neuroepithelium. Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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