Schmidt-Lanterman incisure

[ shmĭt- ]

n.

Any of the funnel-shaped breaks in the myelin sheath of nerve fibers, each corresponding to strands of cytoplasm that separate the two membranes composing the myelin sheath.Lanterman's incisure


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