axonal

adjective
ax·​o·​nal | \ ˈak-sən-ᵊl; ak-ˈsän-, -ˈsōn- How to pronounce axonal (audio) \
variants: also axonic \ ak-​ˈsän-​ik How to pronounce axonal (audio) \

Medical Definition of axonal

: of, relating to, affecting, or taking place along an axon axonal growth diffuse axonal injury axonal transport of organelles They have struggled to identify the signals responsible for axonal guidance—for steering the tender and tentative axon of a young nerve cell through the pandemonium of the growing brain and over to its appropriate target.— Natalie Angier, The New York Times, 16 Aug. 1994

Other Words from axonal

axonally adverb
Intriguingly, many of the axonally expressed ligands found to influence myelination to date have been inhibitory, preventing oligodendrocyte differentiation and/or myelination. — Ben Emery, Science, 5 Nov. 2010

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“Axonal.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/axonal. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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