Definition of neurilemma
: the plasma membrane surrounding a Schwann cell of a myelinated nerve fiber and separating layers of myelin
neurilemmalplay \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
First Known Use: 1852
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