node of Ranvier

[rahn-vyey, rahn-vyey]

Origin of node of Ranvier

1880–85; after Louis-Antoine Ranvier (1835–1922), French histologist, who described it in 1878
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British Dictionary definitions for node of ranvier

node of Ranvier

noun
  1. any of the gaps that occur at regular intervals along the length of the sheath of a myelinated nerve fibre, at which the axon is exposed

Word Origin for node of Ranvier

C19: named after Louis-Antoine Ranvier (1835–1922), French histologist
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