node of Ranvier

noun phrase
node of Ran·vier | \-ˈräⁿ-vē-ˌā \

Definition of node of Ranvier 

: a small gap in the myelin sheath of a myelinated nerve fiber

First Known Use of node of Ranvier

1876, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for node of Ranvier

Louis A. Ranvier †1922 French histologist

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node of Ranvier

noun
node of Ran·vier | \-ˈrän-vē-ˌā \

Medical Definition of node of Ranvier 

: a small gap in the myelin sheath of a myelinated axon

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