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ax·on hil·lock

the conic area of origin of the axon from the nerve cell body; it contains parallel arrays of microtubules and is devoid of Nissl substance.
Synonym(s): implantation cone
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axon hillock

A conical protuberance that surrounds the axon at its point of departure from the neuronal body, at which point Nissl substance is minimal and accompanied by specialised plasmalemma.
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ax·on hil·lock

(ak'son hil'lok)
The conic area of origin of the axon from the nerve cell body; it contains parallel arrays of microtubules and is devoid of Nissl substance.
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