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Meaning of MYELIN

Pronunciation:  'mIilin

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a white fatty substance that forms a medullary sheath around the axis cylinder of some nerve fibers
 

MYELIN is a 6 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: medulla, myeline
 
 See Also: fat, medullary sheath, myelin sheath

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\My"e*lin\, n. [Gr. ? marrow.] (Physiol. Chem.)
(a) A soft white substance constituting the medullary sheats
    of nerve fibers, and composed mainly of cholesterin,
    lecithin, cerebrin, albumin, and some fat.
(b) One of a group of phosphorized principles occurring in
    nerve tissue, both in the brain and nerve fibers.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: The fatty substance that covers and protects nerves.
 

 

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