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Schwann, Theodor

Pronunciation: /SHwän/ /SHfän/
(1810–82), German physiologist; full name Theodor Ambrose Hubert Schwann. He showed that animals (as well as plants) are made up of individual cells and that the egg begins life as a single cell. He also discovered the cells that form the myelin sheaths of nerve fibers (Schwann cells).
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