that part of a nerve cell through which impulses travel away from the cell body
Origin of axonModern Latin from Classical Greek ax?n, axis
The usually long process of a nerve fiber that generally conducts impulses away from the body of the nerve cell.
Origin of axonGreek axōn axis
- (cytology) A nerve fibre which is a long slender projection of a nerve cell, and which conducts nerve impulses away from the body of the cell to a synapse.
From Ancient Greek ἄξων (axōn, “axis”).