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a dense network of neurons and glia in the central nervous system

neuropil neu·ro·pil (nur’ə-pĭl’) or neu·ro·pile (-pīl’)
The complex net of axonal, dendritic, and glial branchings that forms the bulk of the central nervous system gray matter of the brain and in which the nerve cell bodies are embedded.


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