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Any of the embryonic epithelial cells that give rise to the neuroglia.
[Latin spongia, sponge; see sponge + -blast.]
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(Biology) any of numerous columnar epithelial cells in the brain and spinal cord that develop into neuroglia
[C20: from Greek spongia sponge + -blast]
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|Noun||1.||spongioblast - any of various columnar epithelial cells in the central nervous system that develop into neuroglia|
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