Definition of

Axon

  1. (noun, body) long nerve fiber that conducts away from the cell body of the neuron

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Synonyms of Axon

axone

Alternate forms of Axon

Derivations: axonal

Hypernyms: nerve fiber, nerve fibre

Origin of the word Axon

  1. "axis of the vertebrate body," 1842, from Gk. axon "axis" (see axis). more

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