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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of the cells having a membrane that composes a sheath around the axons of peripheral nerves.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See cell.

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  • noun Glia of the peripheral nervous system involved in many important aspects of peripheral nerve biology.

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  • noun any cell that covers the nerve fibers in the peripheral nervous system and forms the myelin sheath

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[After Theodor Schwann.]

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After their discoverer Theodor Schwann (1810–1882), German physiologist.

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