Definition of axon noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈæksɒn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈæksɑːn//
(biology) Cell biology
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the long thin part of a nerve cell along which signals are sent to other cells compare dendrite See related entries: Cell biology Word Originmid 19th cent. (denoting the body axis): from Greek axōn ‘axis’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: axon