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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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Two visual systems in one brain: neuropils serving the secondary eyes of the spider Cupiennius salei.
Immunoreactivity of APA was distributed in the rostral ventrolateral medulla and ambiguous nucleus and was observed in the cytoplasm of neurons and neuropils.
Gammaaminobutyric acid-ir nerve fibers were found throughout the neuropils of the ganglia.
And I realized that this brain actually comprises three successive neuropils in the optic regions, which is a trait of malacostracans, not branchiopods," he said.
For example, in Aplysia kurodai and Achatina fulica, the 5HT-immunoreactive cells and neuropils were observed in all ganglia except the left pleural ganglia.
20-nm fibers, are directly connected with the basal parts of epidermal cuticles and run into the diffuse intercellular spaces of the brain neuropils and peripheral nerves.
PA5 is a small diffuse collection (6 mm in humans) of neurons and neuropils located dorso-laterally to the spinal trigeminal nucleus and between the interpolar subnucleus and SC5, having bilateral modulator connections at bulbar, pontine and thalamic level.
Immunolocalisa-tion of crustacean-SIFamide in the median brain and eyestalk neuropils of the marbled crayfish.
The "nonaesthetasc pathway" is composed of chemosensory and mechanosensory neurons that innervate all other sensilla, whether in the tuft or nontuft regions of the flagella, that terminate in the stratified paired lateral antennular neuropils (LAN).