Definition of ensheath in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈʃiːθ/


[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.



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

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