axon

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noun ax·on \ ˈak-ˌsän \
variants: or less commonly axone play \-ˌsōn\

Definition of axon

: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

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Origin and Etymology of axon

New Latin axon, from Greek axōn


AXON Defined for Kids

axon

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noun ax·on \ ˈak-ˌsän \

Definition of axon for Students

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

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axon

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noun ax·on \ ˈak-ˌsän \
variants: also axone play \-ˌsōn\

medical Definition of axon

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

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