neuropil

noun
neu·ro·pil | \ˈn(y)u̇r-ə-ˌpil \
variants: also neuropile \-ˌpīl \

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

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