growth cone

noun

Definition of growth cone

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

First Known Use of growth cone

1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Growth cone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/growth%20cone. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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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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