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 axonic (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

Learn More about axonal

Dictionary Entries near axonal

axolemma

axometer

axon

axonal

axoneme

axon hillock

axonotmesis

Comments on axonal

What made you want to look up axonal? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the range of authority or knowledge

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Original Meanings Quiz

  • rembrandt-painting-a-young-scholar-and-his-tutor
  • Which of the following is the earliest known sense of the word awe?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!