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medullary sheath

noun
1.
Botany. a narrow zone made up of the innermost layer of woody tissue immediately surrounding the pith in plants.
2.
Anatomy, myelin sheath.
Origin of medullary sheath
1840-1850
1840-50
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  • Each one of the perforations is the entrance to an oblique tunnel, which is bored in the medullary sheath of the twig.

  • MS, medullary sheath, the dark, irregular ring just inside the bundles.

    Wood and Forest William Noyes
British Dictionary definitions for medullary sheath

medullary sheath

noun
1.
(anatomy) a myelin layer surrounding and insulating certain nerve fibres
2.
a layer of thick-walled cells surrounding the pith of the stems of some higher plants
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medullary sheath in Medicine

medullary sheath n.
See myelin sheath.

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