axolemma

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axolemma

(ˌæksəˈlɛmə) or

axilemma

n
(Biology) the membrane that encloses the axon of a nerve cell
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Noun1.axolemma - outer membrane covering an axonaxolemma - outer membrane covering an axon  
tissue layer, membrane - a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
medullary sheath, myelin sheath - a layer of myelin encasing (and insulating) the axons of medullated nerve fibers
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Felix Mauthner, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Robert Musil, Karl Krauss, Hugo von Hoffmansthal, and the members of the Vienna Circle were natural allies in the exposure of the inadequacy of language to disclose an authentic subjectivity.