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The cell body of a neuron, containing the nucleus.
- ‘The perikaryon of a microglial cell is irregular in shape, and, if elongated, the few processes emanate from both of its poles.’
- ‘The presence of these nerve cells at the surface exposes them unduly to damage; it is estimated that 1 per cent of the fibers of the olfactory nerves (axons of olfactory neurons) is lost each year of life because of injury to the perikarya.’
- ‘The perikarya of the unpaired ventral nerve cord are distributed over almost the entire length of a trunk segment.’
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.