verb[with object] chiefly Biology
Enclose (an organism, tissue, structure, etc.) in a sheath: the axons are ensheathed by Schwann cells
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.
- More example sentences
- The ensheathment of the olfactory nerve fibres is achieved by cooperation of two cell types.
Definition of ensheath in:
- The US English dictionary