ensheathe

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en·sheathe

 (ĕn-shēth′)
tr.v. en·sheathed, en·sheath·ing, en·sheathes
To cover or enclose with or as with a sheathe.

en•sheathe

(ɛnˈʃið)

also en•sheath

(-ˈʃiθ)

v.t.
to enclose in or as if in a sheath; sheathe.
[1585–95]
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There is increasing evidence that, in addition to its insulating properties, myelin also provides metabolic support to axons, the wire-like nerve-cell extensions it ensheathes.
Like the insulation found on electrical wires, myelin is a fatty tissue that ensheathes the connections between nerve cells and ensures the crisp transmission of signals from one cell to another.
We talk a lot about proteins, but myelin--the substance that ensheathes nerve fibers and is a main target of the attack--is primarily composed of lipids.