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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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  • noun anatomy An axon.

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

  • noun a threadlike extension of a nerve cell

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