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Dictionary entry overview: What does myelin mean?
• MYELIN (noun)
The noun MYELIN has 1 sense:
1. a white fatty substance that forms a medullary sheath around the axis cylinder of some nerve fibers
Familiarity information: MYELIN used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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A white fatty substance that forms a medullary sheath around the axis cylinder of some nerve fibers
Nouns denoting substances
Hypernyms ("myelin" is a kind of...):
fat (a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides))
Holonyms ("myelin" is a substance of...):
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