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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: an-aks′on, -aks′ōn

Definition: Having no axon; denoting certain nerve cells first described by S. Ramón y Cajal as amacrine cells in the retina, and later discovered in several brain regions.

[G. an- priv. + axōn, axis]

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