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[noo r-uh-lem-uh, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər əˈlɛm ə, ˌnyʊər-/

noun, Anatomy.
the delicate outermost membrane of the myelin sheath of a myelinated nerve cell.
a variant of neurolemma

neurilemma neu·ri·lem·ma or neu·ro·lem·ma (nur’ə-lěm’ə, nyur’-)
The delicate membranous covering of a nerve fiber. Also called sheath of Schwann.


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