neuropil

noun
neu·​ro·​pil | \ ˈn(y)u̇r-ə-ˌpil How to pronounce neuropil (audio) \
variants: also neuropile \ -​ˌpīl How to pronounce neuropil (audio) \

Medical Definition of neuropil

: 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

Other Words from neuropil

neuropilar \ -​ˌpī-​lər How to pronounce neuropil (audio) \ adjective

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“Neuropil.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/neuropil. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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