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Definition of "axon" [axon]

  • The usually long process of a nerve fiber that generally conducts impulses away from the body of the nerve cell. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "axon" in a sentence
  • "A single large element extending outward from the other end of the cell body is called the axon d."
  • "(D-I) The diaphragms of wild-type (D-F) and meltrin β − / − (G-I) mice at E18. 5 were stained with an anti-synaptophysin antibody (D and G) to label axon terminals and with BTX (E and H) to label acetylcholine receptors (AChRs)."
  • "Located at the end of the axon is a spherical protuberance called the end bulb e."