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medullary sheath

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  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

First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for medullary sheath

medullary sheath

  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

  1. myelin sheath