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Medical Term:

Nissl substance

Pronunciation: nis'el

Definition: the material consisting of granular endoplasmic reticulum and ribosomes that occurs in nerve cell bodies and dendrites.

Synonym(s): basophil substance, basophilic substance, chromophil substance, Nissl bodies, Nissl granules, substantia basophilia, tigroid bodies, tigroid substance

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