giant fibre

giant fibre

a very large nerve axon found in some invertebrates such as ARTHROPODS, CEPHALOPODS and ANNELIDS. Such fibres are capable of transmitting impulses faster than normal fibres due to a reduction in internal longitudinal resistance.
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To launch the show Hawkins was again above the crowd, but this time on a pair of giant fibre glass breasts singing Knockers, a track from their second album.
Thoracic connections between crayfish giant fibres and motor giant neurones reverse abdominal pattern.