neurilemma

[ noor-uh-lem-uh, nyoor- ]
/ ˌnʊər əˈlɛm ə, ˌnyʊər- /

noun Anatomy.

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

OTHER WORDS FROM neurilemma

neu·ri·lem·mal, neu·ri·lem·mat·ic [noor-uh-luh-mat-ik, nyoor-], /ˌnʊər ə ləˈmæt ɪk, ˌnyʊər-/, neu·ri·lem·ma·tous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for neurilemma

neurilemma
/ (ˌnjʊərɪˈlɛmə) /

noun

a variant of neurolemma

Word Origin for neurilemma

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

neurilemma

n.

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