Pronunciation: per'i-kar'e-on, -a
- The cytoplasm around the nucleus, such as that of the cell body of nerve cells.
- The body of the odontoblast, excluding the odontoblastic process.
- The cell body of the nerve cell, as distinguished from its axon and dendrites.
[peri- + G. karyon, kernel]
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