neurolemma


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neurolemma

(ˌnjʊərəʊˈlɛmə)
n
(Anatomy) the thin membrane that forms a sheath around nerve fibres. Also: neurilemma
[C19: New Latin, from neuro- + Greek eilēma covering]
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Noun1.neurolemma - thin membranous sheath around a nerve fiber
sheath, case - an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part
nerve fiber, nerve fibre - a threadlike extension of a nerve cell
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It is so much easier to explain action potentials when I can refer to a concrete inside and outside of the membrane and point to progressive regions along the neurolemma as I discuss progression of the depolarization.