SCHWANN CELL

Any of the cells of the peripheral nervous system which wraps around a nerve fiber and covers the axons to form the myelin sheath.

SCHWANN CELL: "The Scwann cell was first described by Theodor Schwann (1810-1882), a German histologist."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SCHWANN CELL," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/schwann-cell/ (accessed May 10, 2021).
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