Neural Tube

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neural tube

[′nu̇r·əl ′tüb]
The embryonic tube that differentiates into brain and spinal cord.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Neural Tube


the rudiment of the central nervous system in chordate animals and man. The neural tube is formed from the neural plate during neurulation.

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