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neurilemma

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noun neu·ri·lem·ma \ˌnu̇r-ə-ˈle-mə, ˌnyu̇r-\

Definition of neurilemma

  1. :  the plasma membrane surrounding a Schwann cell of a myelinated nerve fiber and separating layers of myelin

neurilemmal play \-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


Medical Dictionary

neurilemma

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noun neu·ri·lem·ma \ˌn(y)u̇r-ə-ˈlem-ə\

Medical Definition of neurilemma

  1. :  the outer layer surrounding a Schwann cell of a myelinated axon—called also nerve sheath, Schwann's sheath, sheath of Schwann

neurilemmal \-ˈlem-əl\play adjective


Variants of neurilemma

also neurolemma

Learn More about neurilemma

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "neurilemma"


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