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schmidt-lanterman incisure

schmidt-lanterman incisure in Medicine

Schmidt-Lanterman incisure (shmĭt'-)
Any of the funnel-shaped breaks in the myelin sheath of nerve fibers, each corresponding to strands of cytoplasm that separate the two membranes composing the myelin sheath. Also called Lanterman's incisure.

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