Meaning of neuroepithelium

neu•ro•ep•i•the•li•um

Pronunciation: (noor"ō-ep"i-thē'lē-um, nyoor"-), [key]
— pl. -li•ums, -li•a
  1. the part of the embryonic ectoderm that gives rise to the nervous system.
  2. tissue composed of epithelial cells that are specialized to serve a sensory function, as the nasal mucosa and retina.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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