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Schwann cell

noun, Biology
1.
a cell of the peripheral nervous system that wraps around a nerve fiber, jelly-roll fashion, forming the myelin sheath.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; after T. Schwann, who first described it
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Schwann cell (shwän, shvän)
n.
Any of the cells that cover the nerve fibers in the peripheral nervous system and form the myelin sheath. Also called neurilemma cell.

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Schwann cell
  (shwän, shvän)   
Any of the cells that cover the axons in the peripheral nervous system and form the myelin sheath. See more at myelin.
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