Definition of mesaxon in English:

mesaxon

noun

Anatomy
  • The covering of an axon formed by invagination of the plasma membrane of a Schwann cell or oligodendrocyte.

Origin

1950s. From meso- + axon; so named because the double layer of plasma membrane resembles a mesentery in electron micrographs.

Pronunciation

mesaxon

/mɛsˈaksɒn//mɛzˈaksɒn/