Origin of axonModern Latin from Classical Greek ax?n, axis
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”).
axon - Medical Definition
also axone (-sōn′)
- ax′on·al (ăk′sə-nəl, ăk-sŏn′əl)