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myelin

noun my·e·lin \ˈmī-ə-lən\

Definition of MYELIN

:  a soft white somewhat fatty material that forms a thick layer around the axons of some neurons
my·e·lin·ic \ˌmī-ə-ˈli-nik\ adjective

Origin of MYELIN

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1873
Medical Dictionary

myelin

noun my·e·lin \ˈmī-ə-lən\

Medical Definition of MYELIN

:  a soft white material of lipid and protein that is secreted by oligodendrocytes and Schwann cells and forms a thick sheath about axons—see myelin sheath
my·e·lin·ic \ˌmī-ə-ˈlin-ik\ adjective

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