Associations to the word «Axon»

Pictures for the word «Axon»


AXON, noun. (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.
AXON HILLOCK, noun. (biology) A specialized part of the soma of a neuron that connects to the axon. It is the last site in the soma where membrane potentials propagated from synaptic inputs are summated before being transmitted to the axon.

Dictionary definition

AXON, noun. Long nerve fiber that conducts away from the cell body of the neuron.

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