giant fibre defined in 1951 yeargiant fibre - giant fibre;
giant fibre - Nerve fibre of very large diameter (up to i mm. in squids) occurring in many invertebrates (e.g. annelids, crustaceans, cephalopods), and some vertebrates, providing very rapid conduction of impulses for sudden locomotion. Can be either a single enormous cell, or the result of fusion of many cells.
near giant fibre in Knolik
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