neurilemma

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neu·ri·lem·ma

 (no͝or′ə-lĕm′ə, nyo͝or′-)
n.
2. The sheath that is formed by a Schwann cell.

[Alteration (influenced by Greek lemma, husk) of French névrilème : névr-, nerve (from Greek neuro-, neuro-) + Greek eilēma, veil (from eilein, to wind, turn; see wel- in Indo-European roots).]

neu′ri·lem′mal adj.

neurilemma

(ˌnjʊərɪˈlɛmə)
n
(Anatomy) a variant of neurolemma
[C19: from French névrilème, from Greek neuron nerve + eilēma covering, but influenced also by Greek lemma husk]

neu•ri•lem•ma

(ˌnʊər əˈlɛm ə, ˌnyʊər-)

n., pl. -mas.
the thin outer membrane of the myelin sheath of a myelinated nerve fiber or of the axon of some unmyelinated nerve fibers.
[1815–25; alter. of French névrilème (< Greek neur- neur- + eílēma covering), by association with lemma2]
neu`ri•lem′mal, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neurilemma - 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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neu·ri·lem·ma

n. neurilema, membrana fina que cubre una fibra nerviosa.