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Pronunciation: nu'ri-lem'a

Definition: A Schwann cell that enfolds one or more axons of the peripheral nervous system; in myelinated fibers, its plasma membrane forms the lamellae of myelin.

Synonym(s): neurolemma, sheath of Schwann

[neuri + G. lemma, husk]

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