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neurolemma

/ (ˌnjʊərəʊˈlɛmə) /
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noun

the thin membrane that forms a sheath around nerve fibresAlso: neurilemma

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C19: New Latin, from neuro- + Greek eilēma covering
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Medical definitions for neurolemma

neurolemma
[ nur′ə-lĕmə ]

n.

Variant ofneurilemma
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