Definition of ensheathe in English:

ensheathe

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

verb

[with object] chiefly Biology
Enclose (an organism, tissue, structure, etc.) in or as in a sheath.
More 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

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

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day anomalous
Pronunciation: əˈnɒm(ə)ləs
adjective
deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected