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The fruit fly, for example, with its rapid reproduction, helped scientists understand genetics; the squid, with its peculiarly gigantic axon fibers, allowed scientists to examine the workings of a single nerve cell.
Some RGC axons grew all the way back to the brain’s visual-processing areas.
The study, published in Nature Neuroscience in August, builds on recent research where neuroscientists got RGC axons to regrow only slightly.
Six weeks after the injury, analysis showed that 70% of the axons in these mice had grown through the injury site, compared to only 1 or 2% in normal mice.
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Origin and Etymology of axon
New Latin axon, from Greek axōn
First Known Use: 1895See Words from the same year
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Definition of axon for Students
: a long fiber that carries impulses away from a nerve cell
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