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Origin of axon
OTHER WORDS FROM axonax·on·al [ak-suh-nl, ‐son-l] /ˈæk sə nl, ‐ˌsɒn l/, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for axone
In the dog, an animal with high olfactory sense, the axone of each olfactory neurone is connected with five or six mitral cells.
From the base often near its middle arises one large fibre—the axone fibre, which conducts impulses away from the perikaryon.
In some few cells the axone breaks up into branches in the immediate neighbourhood of its own perikaryon in the cortex.
British Dictionary definitions for axone
Derived forms of axonaxonal, adjective
Word Origin for axon
Medical definitions for axone
Other words from axonax′on•al (ăk′sə-nəl, ăk-sŏn′əl) adj.
Scientific definitions for axone
Cultural definitions for axone
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.