Origin of axon
OTHER WORDS FROM axonax·on·al [ak-suh-nl, ‐son-l], /ˈæk sə nl, ‐ˌsɒn l/, adjective
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Usually, most message-sending axons touch a message-receiving dendrite just once.A deep look at a speck of human brain reveals never-before-seen quirks|Laura Sanders|June 9, 2021|Science News
Machine learning algorithms segmented cells and classified synapses, axons, dendrites, cells, and other structures, and humans checked their work.Google and Harvard Unveil the Largest High-Resolution Map of the Brain Yet|Jason Dorrier|June 6, 2021|Singularity Hub
The message leaves an axon through finger-like terminals at the end.
At the other end of the neuron, long tail-like axons extend toward other parts of the brain or body.Search for ‘rewards’ is big driver in remodeling a teen’s brain|Silke Schmidt|April 22, 2021|Science News For Students
Electrical signals move along the axon as waves of positively and negatively charged ions.
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.