verb[with object] chiefly Biology
Enclose (an organism, tissue, structure, etc.) in or as in a sheath.
- Like the brain, the cord is ensheathed by membranes.
- Their tail ensheathes a sharp spine that can penetrate wet suits and water shoes.
- Example sentences
- The ensheathment of the olfactory nerve fibres is achieved by cooperation of two cell types.
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