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axon

noun ax·on \ˈak-ˌsän\

Definition of AXON

:  a usually long and single nerve-cell process that usually conducts impulses away from the cell body — see neuron illustration
ax·o·nal \ˈak-sə-nəl; ak-ˈsä-, -ˈsō-\ adjective

Variants of AXON

ax·on also ax·one \-ˌsōn\
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Origin of AXON

New Latin axon, from Greek axōn
First Known Use: circa 1899

Rhymes with AXON

AXONE Defined for Kids

axon

noun ax·on \ˈak-ˌsän\

Definition of AXON for Kids

:  a long fiber that carries impulses away from a nerve cell
Medical Dictionary

axon

noun ax·on \ˈak-ˌsän\

Medical Definition of AXON

:  a usually long and single nerve-cell process that usually conducts impulses away from the cell body
ax·o·nal \ˈak-sən-əl; ak-ˈsän-, -ˈsōn-\ adjective

Variants of AXON

ax·on also ax·one \-ˌsōn\

Illustration of AXON

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