axon hillock

n.

The conical area of origin of the axon from the nerve cell body.

Nearby words

  1. axolemma,
  2. axolotl,
  3. axolysis,
  4. axometer,
  5. axon,
  6. axon terminals,
  7. axonal,
  8. axoneme,
  9. axonography,
  10. axonometer


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