node of Ranvier love

node of Ranvier

Definitions

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

  • n. A constriction in the myelin sheath, occurring at varying intervals along the length of a nerve fiber.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small constriction in the myelin sheath of axons

Etymologies

After Louis Antoine Ranvier (1835-1922), French histologist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
For Louis-Antoine Ranvier French physician (Wiktionary)

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