Myelon vs Myelin - What's the difference?

myelon | myelin |


As nouns the difference between myelon and myelin

is that myelon is (anatomy) the spinal cord while myelin is (neuroanatomy) a white, fatty material, composed of lipids and lipoproteins, that surrounds the axons of nerves.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

myelon

English

Noun

  • (anatomy) The spinal cord.
  • (Webster 1913)

    myelin

    English

    (wikipedia myelin)

    Noun

    (-)
  • (neuroanatomy) A white, fatty material, composed of lipids and lipoproteins, that surrounds the axons of nerves.
  • Derived terms

    * demyelination * myelinic * myelin basic protein * myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein * myelin sheath