from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The usually long process of a nerve fiber that generally conducts impulses away from the body of the nerve cell.
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- n. 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 The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, the body-axis; the mesal, longitudinal, skeletal axis of the body, represented in Branchiostoma and embryos by a membranogelatinous notochord, and in most adult vertebrates by the cartilaginous or osseous centra of the vertebræ and the base of the skull. Wilder, N. Y. Med. Jour., Aug. 2, 1884, p. 113. Also called axis.
- n. The efferent or axis-cylinder process of a nerve-cell. Also spelled axone.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. long nerve fiber that conducts away from the cell body of the neuron
Greek axōn, axis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek ἄξων (axōn, "axis"). (Wiktionary)