Schwann cell

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Schwann cell:

see nervous systemnervous system,
network of specialized tissue that controls actions and reactions of the body and its adjustment to the environment. Virtually all members of the animal kingdom have at least a rudimentary nervous system.
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Schwann cell

[′shwän ‚sel]
(histology)
One of the cells that surround peripheral axons forming sheaths of the neurilemma.
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