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Schwann, Theodor

Line breaks: Theo|dor Schwann
Pronunciation: /ʃvan
 
, ʃwɒn/

Definition of Schwann, Theodor in English:

( 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 is best known for discovering the cells forming the myelin sheaths of nerve fibres (Schwann cells).

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