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 eil&emacron;ma, veil (from eilein, to wind, turn; see wel-2 in Indo-European roots).