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myelination

[mahy-uh-luh-ney-shuh n] /ˌmaɪ ə ləˈneɪ ʃən/
noun, Anatomy
1.
the formation of a myelin sheath.
Also, myelinization
[mahy-uh-lin-uh-zey-shuh n] /ˌmaɪ ə lɪn əˈzeɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; myelin + -ation
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  • myelination allows for the faster, more efficient transmission of information across axons.
myelination in Medicine

myelination my·e·li·na·tion (mī'ə-lə-nā'shən) or my·e·li·ni·za·tion (mī'ə-lə-nĭ-zā'shən)
n.
The acquisition, development, or formation of a myelin sheath around a nerve fiber.

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