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Medical Term:

pyramidal cells


Definition: neurons of the cerebral cortex that, in sections perpendicular to the cortical surface, exhibit a triangular shape with a long apical dendrite directed toward the surface of the cortex; there are also lateral dendrites, and a basal axon that descends to deeper layers.

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