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Pronunciation: nu'ro-spon'je-um, nur-o-spon'je-um


  1. Obsolete term for the plexus of neurofibrils within nerve cells.
  2. Obsolete designation for the reticular layer of the retina.

[neuro- + G. spongion, small sponge]

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