Neurilemma meaning

no͝orə-lĕmə, nyo͝or-
The sheath that is formed by a Schwann cell.
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The thin outer sheath covering a nerve fiber.
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The sheath that is formed by a Schwann cell.
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The outer membranous covering of a nerve fiber.
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Origin of neurilemma

  • Alteration (influenced by Greek lemma husk) of French névrilème névr- nerve (from Greek neuro- neuro-) Greek eilēma veil (from eilein to wind, turn wel-2 in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition