Schwann cell

noun
\ˈshwän- \

Definition of Schwann cell 

: a myelin-secreting glial cell that spirally wraps around an axon of the peripheral nervous system to form the myelin sheath

First Known Use of Schwann cell

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Schwann cell

Theodor Schwann †1882 German naturalist

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Schwann cell

noun
\ˈshwän- \

Medical Definition of Schwann cell 

: a myelin-secreting glial cell that spirally wraps around an axon of the peripheral nervous system to form the myelin sheath

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