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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: nu'ro-ek'to-derm

Definition: That central region of the early embryonic ectoderm that on further development forms the brain and spinal cord, and the neural crest cells that become the nerve cells and neurilemma or Schwann cells of the peripheral nervous system.

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