- axon hillock,
- axon terminals,
Origin of axon
Examples from the Web for axon
Mr. Axon says it is current in Lancashire and in Cornwall, Antiquary, xi.Folklore as an Historical Science|George Laurence Gomme
Its dendrites are short tree-like branches, while its axon is often several inches or even feet in length.Psychology|Robert S. Woodworth
One of these processes, the axon, is much longer than the others and ends in a muscle or organ of sensation.A Civic Biology|George William Hunter
These axon runners from one cell connect through synapses to dendrite runners on other cells.Sequential Problem Solving|Fredric Lozo
Louis shot away into the outer office, where Axon was just putting on his hat to go to the bank.The Price of Love|Arnold Bennett
Word Origin for axon
"axis of the vertebrate body," 1842, from Greek axon "axis" (see axis).
The part of a nerve cell or neuron that transfers a nerve impulse from the nerve cell body to a synapse with another cell. (See action potential.) Depending on the location of the cell, the length of an axon can vary widely. In some cases (such as the axons that form the spinal cord), they may be several feet long.