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

  • n. A threadlike process of a neuron, especially the prolonged axon that conducts nerve impulses.

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  • n. An axon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. one of the fibers of which nerves are made up. These fibers are either medullated or nonmedullated. In both kinds the essential part is the translucent threadlike axis cylinder which is continuous the whole length of the fiber.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A minute cord conveying molecular disturbance which serves as a stimulus to some peripheral active organ or to some central nervous mechanism.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a threadlike extension of a nerve cell

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