- Myelination is a term in anatomy that is defined as the process of forming a myelin sheath around a nerve to allow nerve impulses to move more quickly.
An example of myelination is the formation of myelin around the axons of the body.
myelination definition by Webster's New World
the change or maturation of certain nerve cells whereby a layer of myelin forms around the axons which allows the nerve impulses to travel faster
occasionally called myelinization
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- myelinated adjective
myelination - Medical Definition
The acquisition, development, or formation of a myelin sheath around a nerve fiber.