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ensheathe

Syllabification: en·sheathe
Pronunciation: /enˈSHēT͟H
 
/
(also ensheath)

Definition of ensheathe in English:

verb

[with object] chiefly Biology
Enclose (an organism, tissue, structure, etc.) in or as in a sheath.
Example sentences
  • Like the brain, the cord is ensheathed by membranes.
  • Their tail ensheathes a sharp spine that can penetrate wet suits and water shoes.

Derivatives

ensheathment

1
noun
Example sentences
  • The ensheathment of the olfactory nerve fibres is achieved by cooperation of two cell types.

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