Axon vs Axin - What's the difference?

axon | axin |

As nouns the difference between axon and axin

is that axon is axon while axin is (medicine) a fatty and varnish-like substance produced in mexico by an insect, coccus axinus , used in the arts and locally in medicine, being regarded as a good vulnerary and resolvent.



Alternative forms

* axone


(en noun)
  • (cytology) A nerve fibre which is a long slender projection of a nerve cell, and which conducts nerve impulses away from the body of the cell to a synapse.
  • Derived terms

    * axonal * axonic * axotomy * axotomize * axonopathy

    See also

    * dendrite * neuron * synapse ----



    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • (biochemistry) A large docking protein that in humans is encoded by the AXIN1 gene, and that binds APC, GSK-3?, casein kinase I?, and ?-catenin.