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neurilemma

[ noor-uh-lem-uh, nyoor- ]

noun

, Anatomy.
  1. the delicate outermost membrane of the myelin sheath of a myelinated nerve cell.


neurilemma

/ ˌnjʊərɪˈlɛmə /

noun

  1. a variant of neurolemma


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Other Words From

  • neuri·lemmal neu·ri·lem·mat·ic [n, oo, r-, uh, -l, uh, -, mat, -ik, ny, oo, r-], neuri·lemma·tous adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of neurilemma1

1815–25; alteration of French névrilème (< Greek neur- neur- + eílēma covering), by association with lemma 2

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Word History and Origins

Origin of neurilemma1

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

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Example Sentences

The outer sheath (neurilemma) is also continuous throughout the length of the fibers.

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

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

Neurilemma, nū-ri-lem′a, n. the external sheath of a nerve-fibre.

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