neurilemma definition

  • noun:
    • the cells having a membrane that composes a sheath around the axons of peripheral nerves. Also called Schwann cell.
    • The sheath formed by these types of a cell.
    • The exterior membranous covering of a nerve fibre.
    • The fine external sheath of a nerve dietary fiber; the ancient sheath.
    • The perineurium.
    • The delicate structureless sheath of a nerve-fiber; the primitive sheath; the sheath of Schwann.
    • The sheath of a nerve-funieulus; the perineurium.
    • of spinal cord, the pia mater.
    • slim membranous sheath around a nerve fiber

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