Schwann cellSchwann cell
any of the cells covering the myelin sheath that surrounds and insulates an axon of a nerve cell
Origin of Schwann cellafter T. Schwann (1810-82), German physiologist
Any of the cells having a membrane that composes a sheath around the axons of peripheral nerves. Also called neurilemma.
Origin of Schwann cellAfter Theodor Schwann.
(plural Schwann cells)
After their discoverer Theodor Schwann (1810-1882), German physiologist.