node ranvier

node of Ranvier

[rahn-vyey, rahn-vyey]
noun Cell Biology.
a gap occurring at regular intervals between segments of myelin sheath along a nerve axon.

Origin:
1880–85; after Louis-Antoine Ranvier (1835–1922), French histologist, who described it in 1878

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node of Ranvier (ˈrɑːnvɪˌeɪ)
 
n
any of the gaps that occur at regular intervals along the length of the sheath of a myelinated nerve fibre, at which the axon is exposed
 
[C19: named after Louis-Antoine Ranvier (1835--1922), French histologist]

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