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

neurilemmal

play \ˌnu̇r-ə-ˈle-məl, ˌnyu̇r-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of neurilemma

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


Medical Dictionary

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

neurilemmal

play \-ˈlem-əl\ adjective

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