Axon meaning

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(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.
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That part of a nerve cell through which impulses travel away from the cell body.
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The usually long process of a nerve fiber that generally conducts impulses away from the body of the nerve cell.
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The usually long process of a nerve fiber that generally conducts impulses away from the body of the nerve cell.
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The long portion of a neuron that conducts impulses away from the body of the cell.
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Origin of axon

  • Greek axōn axis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek ἄξων (axōn, “axis”).

    From Wiktionary