Any of the cells having a membrane that composes a sheath around the axons of peripheral nerves.
Any of the cells covering the myelin sheath that surrounds and insulates an axon of a nerve cell.
Any of the cells that surround the axons of the peripheral nerves, forming the myelin sheath of myelinated nerve fibers and providing support for nonmyelinated nerve fibers.
Any of the cells that cover the axons in the peripheral nervous system and form the myelin sheath.
Origin of schwann-cell
- After Theodor Schwann
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- After their discoverer Theodor Schwann (1810-1882), German physiologist.