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MYELIN

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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 


MYELIN (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

medulla; myelin; myeline

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...):

medullary sheath; myelin sheath (a layer of myelin encasing (and insulating) the axons of medullated nerve fibers)


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