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myelin

, myeline
a white tissue forming an insulating sheath (myelin sheath) around certain nerve fibres. Damage to the myelin sheath causes neurological disease, as in multiple sclerosis
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myelin

[′mī·ə·lən]
(neuroscience)
A soft, white fatty substance that forms a sheath around certain nerve fibers.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.