node of Ranviernode of Ran·vier
pl. nodes of Ranvier
any of the constrictions along the myelin sheath that surrounds an axon of a nerve cell: nodes are formed where two Schwann cells meet and are essential to the proper transmission of nerve impulses
Origin of node of Ranvierafter L. A. Ranvier (1835-1922), French histologist
node of Ranvier
nounpl. nodes of Ranvier
A constriction in the myelin sheath, occurring at varying intervals along the length of a nerve fiber.
Origin of node of RanvierAfter Louis Antoine Ranvier, (1835–1922), French histologist.
For Louis-Antoine Ranvier French physician