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neuroblast

Syllabification: neu·ro·blast
Pronunciation: /ˈn(y)o͝orəˌblast
 
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Definition of neuroblast in English:

noun

Embryology
An embryonic cell from which nerve fibers originate.
Example sentences
  • Neuroblastomas represent a spectrum of differentiation of primitive neuroblasts into mature ganglion cells.
  • Only one cell of the cluster finally gives rise to a neuroblast because of lateral inhibition, involving the Notch receptor protein and its ligand Delta, which prevents other cells developing as neuroblasts.
  • The esg gene is normally expressed in embryonic neuroblasts and contributes to central nervous system development.

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