noun. ['ˈmaɪɪlɪn'] a white fatty substance that forms a medullary sheath around the axis cylinder of some nerve fibers.
- myelin sheath
Rhymes with Myelin
How do you pronounce myelin?
Pronounce myelin as ˈmaɪɪlɪn.
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Sentences with 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.