Origin of axon
OTHER WORDS FROM axonax·on·al [ak-suh-nl, ‐son-l], /ˈæk sə nl, ‐ˌsɒn l/, adjective
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At the end of the axon is another set of small branches, called the axon terminal.
Flores has been trying to understand what guides axons as they grow.
When this happens, some axons connect where they normally wouldn’t.
One day, scientists might identify ways to prevent axons from connecting the wrong way in the first place.
Information for both signals can be encoded in the spikes of electrical activity that the neuron sends down its axon as an output.Artificial Neural Nets Finally Yield Clues to How Brains Learn|Anil Ananthaswamy|February 18, 2021|Quanta Magazine
One of these processes, the axon, is much longer than the others and ends in a muscle or organ of sensation.
The axon forms the pathway over which nervous impulses travel to and from the nerve centers.
We saw a moment ago that every axon is inclosed in a sheath.Physiology|Ernest G. Martin
The contact of the axon of one neuron with the dendrons of another is called a synapse.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
Its dendrites are short tree-like branches, while its axon is often several inches or even feet in length.Psychology|Robert S. Woodworth
British Dictionary definitions for axon
Derived forms of axonaxonal, adjective
Word Origin for axon
Medical definitions for axon
Other words from axonax′on•al (ăk′sə-nəl, ăk-sŏn′əl) adj.
Scientific definitions for axon
Cultural definitions for axon
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.