• synonyms

nerve fibre

  1. a threadlike extension of a nerve cell; axon
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Historical Examples of nerve fibre

  • The same might happen in the case of a bone, of a cartilage, or of a nerve-fibre.

    The Biological Problem of To-day

    Oscar Hertwig

  • Here it is evident that there can be no rods and cones, their place being wholly occupied by strands of nerve-fibre.

  • They are all noted for great physical vitality combined with unusual toughness of nerve-fibre.

    The New World of Islam

    Lothrop Stoddard

  • Merely because something has gone wrong in some blood-vessel or nerve-fibre, all my strength and intelligence seem to fail me.

    Glimpses of Bengal

    Sir Rabindranath Tagore

  • The neuraxon gives off a number of collaterals, and then becomes a nerve-fibre of the central white matter.