axoplasm


axoplasm
Neuroplasm of the axon. SYN: axioplasm.

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axo·plasm 'ak-sə-.plaz-əm n the protoplasm of an axon
axo·plas·mic .ak-sə-'plaz-mik adj

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n.
the semifluid material of which the axon of a nerve cell is composed. It flows slowly outwards from the cell body.

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axo·plasm (akґso-plaz″əm) [axo- + plasma] the cytoplasm of an axon. axoplasmic adj

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  • Axoplasm — is the cytoplasm within the axon of a neuron. Neural processes (axons and dendrites) contain about 99.6% of the cell’s cytoplasm, and 99.7% of that is in the axons (Sabry et al., 1995). Axoplasm has a different composition of organelles and other …   Wikipedia

  • axoplasm — noun Etymology: axon + plasm Date: 1900 the protoplasm of an axon • axoplasmic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • axoplasm — n. [Gr. axon, axle; plasma, formed or molded] The cytoplasm or neuroplasm of an axis cylinder …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • axoplasm — The cytoplasm of a neuron …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • axoplasm — axoplasmic, adj. /ak seuh plaz euhm/, n. Cell Biol. cytoplasm within an axon. [1895 1900; AXO (as comb. form of AXON) + PLASM] * * * …   Universalium

  • axoplasm — noun The cytoplasm of an axon …   Wiktionary

  • axoplasm — n. protoplasm of an axon …   English contemporary dictionary

  • axoplasm — axo·plasm …   English syllables

  • axoplasm — n. the semifluid material of which the axon of a nerve cell is composed. It flows slowly outwards from the cell body …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • axoplasm — ax•o•plasm [[t]ˈæk səˌplæz əm[/t]] n. cbl the cytoplasm within an axon • Etymology: 1895–1900; axo (see axoneme) + plasm ax o•plas′mic, adj …   From formal English to slang