neurilemma


neu·ri·lem·ma

noun \ˌnr-ə-ˈle-mə, ˌnyr-\

Definition of NEURILEMMA

:  the plasma membrane surrounding a Schwann cell of a myelinated nerve fiber and separating layers of myelin
neu·ri·lem·mal \-ˈle-məl\ adjective

Origin of NEURILEMMA

New Latin, from neur- + Greek eilēma covering, coil, from eilein to wind; akin to Greek eilyein to wrap — more at voluble
First Known Use: 1852

neu·ri·lem·ma

noun \ˌn(y)r-ə-ˈlem-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NEURILEMMA

: the plasma membrane surrounding a Schwann cell of a myelinated nerve fiber and separating layers of myelin
neu·ri·lem·mal \-ˈlem-əl\ adjective

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