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the thin membrane that forms a sheath around nerve fibres Also neurilemma
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from neuro- + Greek eilēma covering
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  • Between the neurolemma and the axis cylinder is the medullated sheath, composed of a fatty substance known as myelin.

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neurolemma in Medicine

neurolemma neu·ro·lem·ma (nur'ə-lěm'ə, nyur'-)
Variant of neurilemma.

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