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- noun Any of the cells having a membrane that composes a sheath around the axons of peripheral nerves.
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- noun See
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Gliaof the peripheral nervous systeminvolved 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
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[After Theodor Schwann.]
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After their discoverer Theodor Schwann (1810–1882), German physiologist.
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