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node of Ranvier

[rahn-vyey, rahn-vyey] /rɑnˈvyeɪ, ˈrɑn vyeɪ/
noun, Cell Biology.
a gap occurring at regular intervals between segments of myelin sheath along a nerve axon.
Origin of node of Ranvier
1880-85; after Louis-Antoine Ranvier (1835-1922), French histologist, who described it in 1878 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for node-of-ranvier

node of Ranvier

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
Word Origin
C19: named after Louis-Antoine Ranvier (1835–1922), French histologist
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