neurilemma

neurilemma

[noor-uh-lem-uh, nyoor-]
noun Anatomy.
the delicate outermost membrane of the myelin sheath of a myelinated nerve cell.

Origin:
1815–25; alteration of French névrilème (< Greek neur- neur- + eílēma covering), by association with lemma2

neurilemmal, neurilemmatic [noor-uh-luh-mat-ik, nyoor-] , neurilemmatous, adjective
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neurilemma (ˌnjʊərɪˈlɛmə)
 
n
a variant of neurolemma
 
[C19: from French névrilème, from Greek neuron nerve + eilēma covering, but influenced also by Greek lemma husk]

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

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