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A dense network of interwoven nerve fibers and their branches and synapses, together with glial filaments.
- ‘In the crab stomatogastric nervous system, citrulline is present in a pair of projection neurons that send axons to the synaptic neuropil of the STG.’
- ‘Interestingly, therefore, the nitrergic innervation of the thoracic sensory neuropils follows the separation of tactile and proprioceptive pathways found in early mechanosensory processing.’
- ‘All respective first-order sensory neuropils are innervated by NOS-containing interneurons.’
- ‘The above comparison shows that throughout the locust nervous system, primary sensory neuropils are innervated by NOS-expressing interneurons.’
- ‘Each ocellus comprises a common lens, a few hundred photoreceptor cells in groups of two to seven with a central rhabdom complex, and a synaptic neuropil where the receptors synapse onto large and small ocellar interneurons.’
Late 19th century: probably an abbreviation of obsolete neuropilema, from Greek neuron ‘nerve’ + pilēma ‘felt’.
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