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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.

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

Etymologies

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

After Louis Antoine Ranvier (1835-1922), French histologist.

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For Louis-Antoine Ranvier French physician

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