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axon

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noun ax·on \ˈak-ˌsän\

Definition of axon

  1. :  a usually long and single nerve-cell process that usually conducts impulses away from the cell body — see neuron illustration

ax·o·nal play \ˈak-sə-nəl; ak-ˈsä-, -ˈsō-\ adjective


Variants of axon

also ax·one play \-ˌsōn\

Origin of axon

New Latin axon, from Greek axōn


First Known Use: circa 1899

Rhymes with axon


Medical Dictionary

axon

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noun ax·on \ˈak-ˌsän\

Medical Definition of axon

  1. :  a usually long and single nerve-cell process that usually conducts impulses away from the cell body

  2. ax·o·nal \ˈak-sən-əl; ak-ˈsän-, -ˈsōn-\play play play adjective



Illustration of axon

Variants of axon

also ax·one \-ˌsōn\play

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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "axon" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "axon"


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