myelinization[mīˌə-lə-nĭ-zāˈshən] also my·e·li·na·tion [-nāˈshən]
myelinization definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The process of forming a myelin sheath.
Variant of myelination
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
- myelinated adjective