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axo-axonic

adjective axo-ax·on·ic \ ˌak-sō-ak-ˈsän-ik \
variants: or axoaxonic also axo-axonal play \-ˈak-sən-ᵊl, -ak-ˈsän-, -ˈsōn-\ or axoaxonal

medical Definition of axo-axonic

: relating to or being a nerve synapse between an axon of one neuron and an axon of another
  • axo-axonic synaptic actions can increase the amount of transmitter released by the postsynaptic cell …
  • —Eric R. Kandel et al., Principles of Neural Science, 4th edition2000
  • We conclude that exposure to cocaine in utero disrupts the development of the axo-axonic cells in the prefrontal cortex …
  • —Bret A. Morrow et al.The Journal of Neuroscience15 June 2003
  • The paucity of axo-axonal contacts in mature taste buds suggests that axonal contacts are characteristic of axons which are in the process of establishing connections with receptor cells.
  • —Bruce Oakley, in Mechanisms of Taste Transduction1993

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