neurilemma

[noo r-uh-lem-uh, nyoo r-]

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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British Dictionary definitions for neurilemma

neurilemma

noun
  1. 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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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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