neuropil

noun

neu·​ro·​pil ˈn(y)u̇r-ə-ˌpil How to pronounce neuropil (audio)
variants also neuropile
: a fibrous network of delicate unmyelinated nerve fibers interrupted by numerous synapses and found in concentrations of nervous tissue especially in parts of the brain where it is highly developed
neuropilar adjective

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“Neuropil.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/neuropil. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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