verb[with object] chiefly Biology
- Enclose (an organism, tissue, structure, etc.) in a sheath: the axons are ensheathed by Schwann cellsMore 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.
More definitions of ensheathDefinition of ensheath in:
- The US English dictionary