- the delicate outermost membrane of the myelin sheath of a myelinated nerve cell.
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The whole is enclosed in a thin, delicate sheath, known as neurilemma.
The deeply stained oblong nuclei indicate the nerve corpuscles within the neurilemma.
Neurilemma, nū-ri-lem′a, n. the external sheath of a nerve-fibre.
The outer sheath (neurilemma) is also continuous throughout the length of the fibers.
- a variant of neurolemma
Word Origin for neurilemma
- The delicate membranous covering that forms the myelin sheath around the axons of peripheral nerves.sheath of Schwann
- Schwann cell