Definition of Myelin

1. Noun. A white fatty substance that forms a medullary sheath around the axis cylinder of some nerve fibers.

Exact synonyms: Medulla, Myeline
Substance meronyms: Medullary Sheath, Myelin Sheath
Generic synonyms: Fat
Derivative terms: Myelinic



Definition of Myelin

1. n. A soft white substance constituting the medullary sheaths of nerve fibers, and composed mainly of cholesterin, lecithin, cerebrin, albumin, and some fat.

Definition of Myelin

1. Noun. (neuroanatomy) A white, fatty material, composed of lipids and lipoproteins, that surrounds the axons of nerves. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Myelin

1. a fatty substance that encases certain nerve fibers [n -S] : MYELINIC [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myelin

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myelencephala
myelencephalic
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myelin (current term)
myelin protein zero
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myelinisation

Literary usage of Myelin

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1. Reviews in Environmental Health (1998): Toxicological Defense Mechanics edited by Gary E. R. Hook, George W. Lucier (2000)
"It is still too early to determine whether this model will offer a method to evaluate toxicant-induced alterations in myelin. A model system to evaluate ..."

2. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1897)
"Three days after the myelin was begun there was marked improvement, both in mind and body. In five days he could not only stand, but also walk a few steps ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1906)
"These could be traced through the ist, 2d and 3d cervical segments, with evidences of myelin degeneration (granule cells and myelin droplets) in that Fig. ..."

4. Pathological Technique: A Practical Manual for Workers in Pathological by Frank Burr Mallory, James Homer Wright (1908)
"Both myelin and fat reduce osmic acid, so that the ordinary test for fat in the ... Marchi and Algeri, however, have shown that after myelin has been ..."

5. Textbook of human physiology by Leonard Landois, William Stirling (1889)
"A, subdivision of the myelin; B, further disintegration thereof J (osmic acid staining) ; C, interruption of the axial cylinder, which is surrounded with ..."

6. A Text-book of Histology: Arranged Upon an Embryological Basis by Frederic Thomas Lewis, Philipp Stöhr (1913)
"144, A) the myelin occurs like fat, within distinct cells wrapped around the ... The nucleus, which is flattened by the myelin against the outer cell wall ..."

7. The Microtomist's Vade-mecum: A Handbook of the Methods of Microscopic Anatomy by Arthur Bolles Lee (1913)
"I find the simplest way to make a myelin stain is to make paraffin sections of formol material and stain them with iron ..."

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