spongioblast

noun

spon·​gi·​o·​blast ˈspən-jē-ō-ˌblast How to pronounce spongioblast (audio) ˈspän- How to pronounce spongioblast (audio)
dated
: any of the ectodermal cells of the embryonic spinal cord or brain that are at first columnar but become branched at one end and were formerly thought to give rise to glial cells

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“Spongioblast.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/spongioblast. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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