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Pronunciation: gli'o-blast

Definition: An early neural cell developing, like the neuroblast, from the early ependymal cell of the neural tube; gives rise to ependymal cells, astrocytes, and oligodendrocytes.

[glio- + G. blastos, germ]

See Also: spongioblast

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