noun. ['ˈmaɪɪlɪn'] a white fatty substance that forms a medullary sheath around the axis cylinder of some nerve fibers.
- myelin sheath
Words that Rhyme with Myelin
Example sentences of the word myelin
1. Noun, singular or mass
A lack of vitamin B-12 can result in nerve damage due to a loss of myelin.
Individuals deficient in these fatty acids may suffer nerve damage primarily because of degradation of the myelin sheaths.