demyelinate

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de·my·e·lin·ate

 (dē-mī′ə-lə-nāt′)
tr.v. de·my·e·lin·at·ed, de·my·e·lin·at·ing, de·my·e·lin·ates
To destroy or remove the myelin sheath of (a nerve fiber), as through disease.

de·my′e·lin·a′tion n.

demyelinate

(diːˈmaɪəlɪˌneɪt)
vb (tr)
to remove the myelin sheath from (a nerve fibre)

de•my•e•li•nate

(dɪˈmaɪ ə ləˌneɪt)

v.t. -nat•ed, -nat•ing.
to obliterate or remove the myelin sheath from (a nerve or nerves).
[1960–65]
de`my•e•li•na′tion, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.demyelinate - destroy the myelin sheath of; "the disease demyelinated the nerve fibers"
destroy, destruct - do away with, cause the destruction or undoing of; "The fire destroyed the house"