demyelination

[ dee-mahy-uh-luh-ney-shuh n ]
/ ˌdi maɪ ə ləˈneɪ ʃən /

noun

loss of myelin from the nerve sheaths, as in multiple sclerosis.

QUIZZES

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PUNCTUATION QUIZ

Punctuation marks help make writing easy to read and understand. Some of the most important ones are the period (.), comma (,), question mark (?), and exclamation point (!). How well do you know how to use them? Find out in this quiz!
Question 1 of 10
Which punctuation mark is best for this sentence? "Can I watch a movie __"

Origin of demyelination

First recorded in 1930–35; de- + myelination
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Medical definitions for demyelination

demyelination
[ dē-mī′ə-lə-nāshən ]

n.

The destruction or removal of the myelin sheath of a nerve fiber, as through disease.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.