Definition of myelinate in US English:

myelinate

verb

Anatomy Physiology
  • 1with object To enclose (a nerve fibre or fibres) in myelin.

  • 2no object To undergo myelination.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Brain: a journal of neurology. From myelin + -ate.

Pronunciation

myelinate

/ˈmʌɪɪlɪneɪt/