growth cone

noun

Definition of growth cone 

: the specialized motile tip of an axon of a growing or regenerating neuron

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1970, in the meaning defined above

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growth cone

noun

Medical Definition of growth cone 

: the specialized motile tip of an axon of a growing or regenerating nerve cell

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