Myelination



[mahy-uh-luh-ney-shuh n] /ˌmaɪ ə ləˈneɪ ʃən/

noun, Anatomy.
1.
the formation of a .

myelination my·e·li·na·tion (mī’ə-lə-nā’shən) or my·e·li·ni·za·tion (mī’ə-lə-nĭ-zā’shən)
n.
The acquisition, development, or formation of a myelin sheath around a nerve fiber.

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