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[noo r-uh-lem-uh, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər əˈlɛm ə, ˌnyʊər-/
noun, Anatomy.
the delicate outermost membrane of the myelin sheath of a myelinated nerve cell.
Origin of neurilemma
1815-25; alteration of French névrilème (< Greek neur- neur- + eílēma covering), by association with lemma2
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neurilemmal, neurilemmatic
[noo r-uh-luh-mat-ik, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər ə ləˈmæt ɪk, ˌnyʊər-/ (Show IPA),
neurilemmatous, adjective Unabridged
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a variant of neurolemma
Word Origin
C19: from French névrilème, from Greek neuron nerve + eilēma covering, but influenced also by Greek lemma husk
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neurilemma in Medicine

neurilemma neu·ri·lem·ma or neu·ro·lem·ma (nur'ə-lěm'ə, nyur'-)
The delicate membranous covering of a nerve fiber. Also called sheath of Schwann.

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