myelination

[mahy-uh-luh-ney-shuhn]
noun Anatomy.
the formation of a myelin sheath.
Also, myelinization [mahy-uh-lin-uh-zey-shuhn] .


Origin:
1895–1900; myelin + -ation

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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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Myelination allows for the faster, more efficient transmission of information across axons.
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