neurilemma

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

Definition of neurilemma 

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

Other Words from neurilemma

neurilemmal \ˌnu̇r-​ə-​ˈle-​məl, ˌnyu̇r-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of neurilemma

1852, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for neurilemma

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

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neurilemma

noun
neu·​ri·​lem·​ma | \ˌn(y)u̇r-ə-ˈlem-ə \
variants: also neurolemma

Medical Definition of neurilemma 

: the outer layer surrounding a Schwann cell of a myelinated axon

called also nerve sheath, Schwann's sheath, sheath of Schwann

Other Words from neurilemma

neurilemmal \-​ˈlem-​əl \ adjective

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