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Medical Term:

neuropil

Pronunciation: nu'ro-pil, -pil

Definition: The complex, feltlike net of axonal, dendritic, and glial arborizations; forms the bulk of the central nervous system's gray matter, and in which the nerve cell bodies lie embedded.

[neuro- + G. pilos, felt]

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