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

axonal

play \ˈak-sə-nəl; ak-ˈsä-, -ˈsō-\ adjective

Variants of axon

less commonly

axone

play \-ˌsōn\

Origin and Etymology of axon

New Latin axon, from Greek axōn


First Known Use: circa 1899


AXON Defined for Kids

axon

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noun ax·on \ˈak-ˌsän\

Definition of axon for Students

  1. :  a long fiber that carries impulses away from a nerve cell


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

Illustration of axon

Variants of axon

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axone

\-ˌsōn\play

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