the thin outer sheath covering a nerve fiber
Origin of neurilemmaModL, altered (infl. by Classical Greek lemma, skin, peel) from neurilema from Classical Greek neuron, nerve + eil?ma, a covering from eilyein, to wind, wrap: see walk
- See Schwann cell.
- The sheath that is formed by a Schwann cell.
Origin of neurilemmaAlteration ( influenced by Greek lemma husk ) of French névrilème névr- nerve ( from Greek neuro- neuro- )Greek eilēma veil ( from eilein to wind, turn ; see wel-2 in Indo-European roots.)