axon

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See also: Axon and axón

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From Ancient Greek ἄξων (áksōn, axis).

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axon (plural axons)

  1. (cytology) A nerve fibre which is a long slender projection of a nerve cell, and which conducts nerve impulses away from the body of the cell to a synapse.

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Noun[edit]

axon m (genitive axonis); third declension

  1. A line on a sundial (or its axis)
  2. the axis of a ballista

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative axon axonēs
genitive axonis axonum
dative axonī axonibus
accusative axonem axonēs
ablative axone axonibus
vocative axon axonēs