sheath

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metal or plastic sheath over the end of a shoelace or ribbon aglet , aiglet
genus of herbs of southwestern America having usually creamy florets followed by one-seeded fruits in a prominent bristly sheath Brickellia , genus Brickelia
knife with a fixed blade that is carried in a sheath case knife , sheath knife
sheath, metal tip or mounting on chape
contraceptive device consisting of a sheath of thin rubber or latex that is worn over the penis during intercourse condom , prophylactic , rubber , safe , safety
fungus with a sticky lavender cap and stalk that whitish above and covered with a silky lavender sheath Cortinarius subfoetidus
sheath worn to protect a finger cot , fingerstall
chronic progressive nervous disorder involving loss of myelin sheath around certain nerve fibers disseminated multiple sclerosis , disseminated sclerosis , MS , multiple sclerosis
vein that accompanies the femoral artery in the same sheath; a continuation of the popliteal vein; becomes the external iliac vein femoral vein , vena femoralis
sheath (usually leather) for carrying a handgun holster
hard protective sheath as secreted by certain protoctists e.g. lorica
white fatty substance that forms a medullary sheath around the axis cylinder of some nerve fibers medulla , myelin , myeline
nerve fiber encased in a sheath of myelin medullated nerve fiber , myelinated nerve fiber
development of a myelin sheath around a nerve fiber myelinisation , myelinization
thin membranous sheath around a nerve fiber neurilemma , neurolemma
tumor (usually benign) of the sheath surrounding a nerve neurinoma
small gaps in the myelin sheath of medullated axons nodes of Ranvier , Ranvier's nodes
plant sheath ocrea
leafstalk sheath ocrea
tissue consisting of glial cells with sheetlike processes that form the myelin sheath of nerve fibers oligodendria , oligodendroglia
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