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

Word Origin for neurolemma

C19: New Latin, from neuro- + Greek eilēma covering
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Examples from the Web for neurolemma

Historical Examples of neurolemma

  • Between the neurolemma and the axis cylinder is the medullated sheath, composed of a fatty substance known as myelin.

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neurolemma in Medicine




Variant ofneurilemma
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