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[mahy-uh-luh-ney-tid] /ˈmaɪ ə ləˌneɪ tɪd/

adjective, Anatomy.
(of a nerve) having a ; medullated.
(of a nerve fibre) having a myelin sheath

myelinated my·e·li·nat·ed (mī’ə-lə-nā’tĭd)
Having a myelin sheath.


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