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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pathway mean? 

PATHWAY (noun)
  The noun PATHWAY has 2 senses:

1. a bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brain
2. a trodden path

  Familiarity information: PATHWAY used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

PATHWAY (noun)

Sense 1pathway [BACK TO TOP]


A bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brain

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts


nerve pathway; nerve tract; pathway; tract

Hypernyms ("pathway" is a kind of...):

substantia alba; white matter (whitish nervous tissue of the CNS consisting of neurons and their myelin sheaths)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pathway"):

commissure (a bundle of nerve fibers passing from one side to the other of the brain or spinal cord)

cerebral peduncle; peduncle (a bundle of myelinated neurons joining different parts of the brain)

Sense 2pathway [BACK TO TOP]


A trodden path

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


footpath; pathway

Hypernyms ("pathway" is a kind of...):

path (a way especially designed for a particular use)

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