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neurilemma

[noo r-uh-lem-uh, nyoo r-]
noun Anatomy.
  1. the delicate outermost membrane of the myelin sheath of a myelinated nerve cell.
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Origin of neurilemma

1815–25; alteration of French névrilème (< Greek neur- neur- + eílēma covering), by association with lemma2
Related formsneu·ri·lem·mal, neu·ri·lem·mat·ic [noo r-uh-luh-mat-ik, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər ə ləˈmæt ɪk, ˌnyʊər-/, neu·ri·lem·ma·tous, adjective
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Examples from the Web for neurilemma

Historical Examples

  • The whole is enclosed in a thin, delicate sheath, known as neurilemma.

    A Practical Physiology

    Albert F. Blaisdell

  • The deeply stained oblong nuclei indicate the nerve corpuscles within the neurilemma.

    A Practical Physiology

    Albert F. Blaisdell

  • 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 Practical Physiology

    Albert F. Blaisdell


British Dictionary definitions for neurilemma

neurilemma

noun
  1. a variant of neurolemma
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Word Origin

C19: from French névrilème, from Greek neuron nerve + eilēma covering, but influenced also by Greek lemma husk
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neurilemma in Medicine

neurilemma

n.
  1. The delicate membranous covering that forms the myelin sheath around the axons of peripheral nerves.sheath of Schwann
  2. Schwann cell
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