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Origin of axon
OTHER WORDS FROM axonax·on·al [ak-suh-nl, ‐son-l], /ˈæk sə nl, ‐ˌsɒn l/, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for axon
Standard neurons have dendrites that collect information from the axons of other neurons.Artificial Neural Nets Finally Yield Clues to How Brains Learn|Anil Ananthaswamy|February 18, 2021|Quanta Magazine
As the cells grew, their message-sending axons and message-receiving dendrites neatly followed the robots’ lined grooves.Tiny, magnetically controlled robots coax nerve cells to grow connections|Laura Sanders|September 25, 2020|Science News
The metabolites do this by reaching a developing pup’s brain where they affect the growth of axons, she says.A mother mouse’s gut microbes help wire her pup’s brain|Carolyn Wilke|September 23, 2020|Science News
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.