demyelinate

[ dih-mahy-uh-luh-neyt ]
/ dɪˈmaɪ ə ləˌneɪt /

verb (used with object), de·my·e·li·nat·ed, de·my·e·li·nat·ing.

to obliterate or remove the myelin sheath from (a nerve or nerves).

Nearby words

  1. demurrer,
  2. demuth,
  3. demuth, charles,
  4. demutualize,
  5. demy,
  6. demyelinating disease,
  7. demyelination,
  8. demystify,
  9. demythologize,
  10. den

Origin of demyelinate

First recorded in 1960–65; de- + myelin + -ate1

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