Skip to Content

spongioblast

Pronunciation: spun'je-o-blast'

Definition: A neuroepithelial, filiform ependymal cell extending across the entire thickness of the wall of the brain or spinal cord, from the internal to the external limiting membrane; spongioblasts become neuroglial and ependymal cells.

[spongio- + G. blastos, germ]

See Also: glioblast

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.

Hide