Schwann-cell meaning

shwän, shvän
Any of the cells having a membrane that composes a sheath around the axons of peripheral nerves.
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Any of the cells covering the myelin sheath that surrounds and insulates an axon of a nerve cell.
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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.
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Any of the cells that cover the axons in the peripheral nervous system and form the myelin sheath.
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Glia of the peripheral nervous system involved in many important aspects of peripheral nerve biology.
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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.

    From Wiktionary