Schwachman syndrome Schwach·man syndrome (shwāch’mən, shwäch’-)
An inherited disorder characterized by sinusitis and bronchiectasis accompanied by pancreatic insufficiency and resulting in malnutrition; it is associated with neutropenia and a defect in neutrophile chemotaxis, short stature, and bone abnormalities.
noun, Slang. 1. low-quality marijuana. 2. swag2 (def 1c). noun free merchandise; swag Examples We attended the conference to load up on schwag. low-quality marijuana; swag Examples Give those geeks the schwag; they won’t know the difference. Word Origin by 1995 Usage Note slang
noun 1. Theodor [tey-oh-dawr] /ˈteɪ oʊˌdɔr/ (Show IPA), 1810–82, German zoologist. noun 1. Theodor (ˈteːodoːr). 1810–82, German physiologist, who founded the theory that all animals consist of cells or cell products Schwann (shvän), Theodor. 1810-1882. German physiologist and pioneer histologist who described (1839) the cell as the basic structure of animal tissue. He isolated pepsin […]
noun, Biology. 1. a cell of the peripheral nervous system that wraps around a nerve fiber, jelly-roll fashion, forming the myelin sheath. Schwann cell (shwän, shvän) n. Any of the cells that cover the nerve fibers in the peripheral nervous system and form the myelin sheath. Also called neurilemma cell. Schwann cell (shwän, shvän) Any […]
schwannoma schwan·no·ma (shwä-nō’mə) n. See neurofibroma. See neurilemoma.