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unmyelinated

 [un-mi´ĕ-lĭ-nāt″ed]
not having a myelin sheath.

un·my·e·li·nat·ed

(ŭn-mī'ĕ-li-nāt'ed),
Denoting nerve fibers (axons) lacking a myelin sheath.

unmyelinated

/un·my·eli·nat·ed/ (un-mi´ĕ-lĭ-nāt″ed) not having a myelin sheath; said of a nerve fiber.

unmyelinated

(ŭn-mī′ə-lĭ-nā′tĭd)
adj.
Lacking a myelin sheath. Used of a nerve fiber.

unmyelinated

[unmī′əlinā′tid]
Etymology: AS, un, not; Gk, myelos, marrow
describing a nerve fiber that is not coated with a myelin sheath. An unmyelinated fiber, lacking the whitish sheath, appears as gray matter in the brain.

un·my·e·li·nat·ed

(ŭn-mī'ĕ-li-nā-tĕd)
Denoting nerve fibers (axons) lacking a myelin sheath.
Synonym(s): amyelinated, amyelinic.

unmyelinated

Of a nerve fibre, lacking a MYELIN SHEATH.

unmyelinated

nerve fibre (axon) without a myelin sheath; has reduced rate of nerve impulse conduction (contrast with impulse conduction)

un·my·e·li·nat·ed

(ŭn-mī'ĕ-li-nā-tĕd)
Denoting nerve fibers (axons) lacking a myelin sheath.
Synonym(s): amyelinated, amyelinic, unmedulated.

unmyelinated

not having a myelin sheath.
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