ensheathe

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verb en·sheathe \in-ˈshēth, en-\

Definition of ensheathe

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to cover with or as if with a sheath

First Known Use of ensheathe

1593


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ensheathe

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transitive verb en·sheathe \in-ˈshēth\

Medical Definition of ensheathe

ensheathed

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ensheathing

  1. :  to cover with or as if with a sheath nerve fibers ensheathed by myelin

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