One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The plasma membrane of an axon.
- ‘Hence the axolemma appears to be the barrier for osmotically induced flow into the axoplasm.’
- ‘Some cases are due to acute axonal neuropathy, in which glycolipid in the axolemma is targeted.’
- ‘The axolemma itself, consisting of mostly type 1 and type 2 biological membrane, has been found to be impervious to ions.’
- ‘Myelin sheath of lipoprotein around the axolemma is interrupted at regular intervals to leave the axolemma ` bare’ at nodes of Ranvier.’
- ‘Previous works have also shown early myelin detachment from the axolemma, but Abrahams et al., who also addressed this issue, did not find this alteration at 24 h after nerve crush.’
Late 19th century: from Greek axōn ‘axis’ + lemma ‘husk’.
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