neuropil

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neuropil

(ˈnjʊərəʊpɪl)
n
(Anatomy) a dense network of neurons and glia in the central nervous system
[from neuro- + Greek pilos hair]
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Noun1.neuropil - the complex network of unmyelinated axones, dendrites, and glial branches that form the bulk of the central nervous system's grey matter and in which nerve cell bodies are embedded
nerve tissue, nervous tissue - tissue composed of neurons
gray matter, gray substance, grey matter, grey substance, substantia grisea - greyish nervous tissue containing cell bodies as well as fibers; forms the cerebral cortex consisting of unmyelinated neurons
Translations

neu·ro·pil

, neuropile
n. neurópilo, red de fibras nerviosas (dendritas y neuritas) y de las células de la glia interrumpidas por sinapses en partes del tejido nervioso.
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These modifications strikingly correlate with the acquisition rate and with the duration of retention, indicating that information during learning is in part processed within optic neuropiles (Tomsic et al.
Microanatomical studies on the optic neuropiles of an isopod, Ligia exotica Roux (Crustacea).
In most decapods with stalked eyes, the optic neuropiles are located within the eyestalks in optic lobes that form the most anterior parts of the brain.