axonotmesis

[ăk′sə-nŏt-mēsĭs]

n.

Damage to nerve cells that destroys the axons but that does not destroy the supporting structures of the cells, making regeneration possible.

Nearby words

  1. axonography,
  2. axonometer,
  3. axonometric,
  4. axonometric projection,
  5. axonometry,
  6. axopetal,
  7. axoplasm,
  8. axoplasmic transport,
  9. axosomatic,
  10. axseed


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