neurilemma

noun
neu·​ri·​lem·​ma | \ ˌnu̇r-ə-ˈle-mə How to pronounce neurilemma (audio) , 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 How to pronounce neurilemmal (audio) , 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neurilemma. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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neurilemma

noun
neu·​ri·​lem·​ma | \ ˌn(y)u̇r-ə-ˈlem-ə How to pronounce neurilemma (audio) \
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 How to pronounce neurilemmal (audio) \ adjective

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