axonotmesis

noun
ax·​on·​o·​tme·​sis | \ ˌak-sə-nət-ˈmē-səs How to pronounce axonotmesis (audio) \
plural axonotmeses\ -​ˈmē-​ˌsēz How to pronounce axonotmeses (audio) \

Medical Definition of axonotmesis

: axonal nerve damage (as from compression or crushing) that does not completely sever the surrounding endoneurial sheath so that regeneration can take place

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