from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The process of forming a myelin sheath.

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  • n. myelination

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as myelination.

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  • n. the development of a myelin sheath around a nerve fiber


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  • Fats also aid visual development and enhance the growth of a special coating on nerves as they grow myelinization.23

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  • Thus, the baby does not see at first; this must await the myelinization of the optic nerve, which, to be sure, is not long delayed.

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  • The myelinization of nerve fibers begins before birth and continues afterward.

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  • A high degree of myelinization in the brain has, for instance, recently been found to be helpful.

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  • Somebody with a small head but (say) good myelinization can still be quite smart.

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