cell body

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cell body

n.
The portion of a nerve cell that contains the nucleus but does not incorporate the dendrites or axon. Also called soma1.
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cell′ bod′y


n.
the compact area of a nerve cell that constitutes the nucleus and surrounding cytoplasm, excluding the axons and dendrites.
Also called perikaryon.
[1875–80]
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