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neu•ro•ep•i•the•li•um



Pronunciation: (noor"ō-ep"i-thē'lē-um, nyoor"-), [key]
n.,
pl. -li•ums, -li•aPronunciation: (-lē-u). [key]

1. Embryol.the part of the embryonic ectoderm that gives rise to the nervous system.
2. Anat.tissue composed of epithelial cells that are specialized to serve a sensory function, as the nasal mucosa and retina.

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