• WordNet 3.6
    • n axon long nerve fiber that conducts away from the cell body of the neuron
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n axon In anatomy, the body-axis; the mesal, longitudinal, skeletal axis of the body, represented in Branchiostoma and embryos by a membranogelatinous notochord, and in most adult vertebrates by the cartilaginous or osseous centra of the vertebræ and the base of the skull. Wilder, N. Y. Med. Jour., Aug. 2, 1884, p. 113. Also called axis.
    • n axon The efferent or axis-cylinder process of a nerve-cell. Also spelled axone.
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In literature:

Axon, to whom we are indebted for a copy.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
Sandy-haired men have no age until they are fifty-five, and Axon was not fifty-five.
"The Price of Love" by Arnold Bennett
Thus may be produced growth of axons in certain directions, and synapses of this cell with that.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 1178, June 25, 1898" by Various
Axons are slender, and branch but little, and then approximately at right angles.
"The Mind and Its Education" by George Herbert Betts
Axon and other Stretcher Bearers.
"The Sherwood Foresters in the Great War 1914 - 1919" by W.C.C. Weetman
This central branch of the olfactory cell is, in fact, an axon; and it is peculiar in being an axon growing from a sense cell.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
Axons of granule cells in molecular layer cut transversely.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
BYGONE SUSSEX, by W. E. A. Axon.
"Bygone Church Life in Scotland" by Various
BYGONE SUSSEX, by W. E. A. Axon.
"Literary Byways" by William Andrews
The contact of the axon of one neuron with the dendrons of another is called a synapse.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh

In news:

Last week, High End Systems launched Axon ™, a rack-mount media server featuring the same graphics engine as the DL.2 digital light.
The SynCross routing system occupies from just one slot in Axon 's Synapse frame for a 8 input/ 8 output system, while up to five slots for a system with 40 inputs and outputs.
Axon is all set to demonstrate its new super-compact 40x40 routing system that handles a wide range of video signals.
Italian state broadcaster RAI has chosen the Axon Synapse product line to manage its transition to the 4:3 to 16:9 format for digital terrestrial broadcasting operations.
AXON (booth N1119), manufacturer of signal processing equipment, will introduce at this year's NAB a Synapse fiber multiplexing and de-multiplexing solution.
"These units will be a welcome expansion to Synapse 's audio for video handling," said Axon Chief Technology Officer Peter Schut.
Linear Acoustic enhances AXON's Synapse .
AXON's modular infrastructure and communications system, Synapse , will be enhanced with DTV audio loudness management and stereo to 5.1 upmix algorithms designed by Linear Acoustic.
3 year-old Weston Kiesler was diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder in May, called Giant Axonal Neuropathy.
AV Concepts has acquired Axon Media Servers, and Scharff Weisberg Lighting has taken delivery of DL.2 Digital Lights.
TASER International compiled this video montage showing footage from field officers using its TASER Axon on-body system.
The artificial fiber mimicked the shape and size of the type of nerve cell that transmits signals, called an axon.
European HD OB specialist Alfacam and Euro1080 are using modular Synapse gear from AXON Digital Design to meet their signal-processing demands for the 2006 Winter Olympics.
All AXON equipment is being provided by host broadcaster TOBO.

In science:

The memory neuron breaks the synapses of its dendrites and axon to the image neurons that are not firing.
A model of memory, learning and recognition
The retina, which is part of the brain, processes the visual information so that “only” ≈ 106 axons connect the retina to the (rest of the) brain.
A model of memory, learning and recognition
Taking the nervous system of a human being and representing it as a grid automaton with neurons as its nodes, it natural to consider dendrites and axons as links – dendrites are input (incoming) links and axons are output (outgoing) links.
Mathematical Models in Schema Theory
However, since the stimulus in a real brain can be expected to arrive via a relatively small number of axons, either from another part of the brain or directly from sensory cells, it is more realistic to assume that δ is of a similar order as the input a typical neuron receives from its neighbours, hhi ∼ ω hki.
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems
Axon et al. (2000) claim that the radio source is associated with the western component of the optical double nucleus from HST observations.
Sub-Milliarcsecond Imaging of Quasars and Active Galactic Nuclei. II. Additional Sources