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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 medullary sheath 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Med·ul·la·ry a.
 1. Anat. (a) Pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling, marrow or medulla. (b) Pertaining to the medula oblongata.
 2. Bot. Filled with spongy pith; pithy.
 Medullary groove Anat., a groove, in the epiblast of the vertebrate blastoderm, the edges of which unite, making a tube (the medullary canal) from which the brain and spinal cord are developed.
 Medullary rays Bot., the rays of cellular tissue seen in a transverse section of exogenous wood, which pass from the pith to the bark.
 Medullary sheath Anat., the layer of white semifluid substance (myelin), between the primitive sheath and axis cylinder of a medullated nerve fiber.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sheath n.
 1. A case for the reception of a sword, hunting knife, or other long and slender instrument; a scabbard.
    The dead knight's sword out of his sheath he drew.   --Spenser.
 2. Any sheathlike covering, organ, or part. Specifically: (a) Bot. The base of a leaf when sheathing or investing a stem or branch, as in grasses. (b) Zool. One of the elytra of an insect.
 Medullary sheath. Anat. See under Medullary.
 Primitive sheath. Anat. See Neurilemma.
 Sheath knife, a knife with a fixed blade, carried in a sheath.
 Sheath of Schwann. Anat. See Schwann's sheath.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 medullary sheath
      n : a layer of myelin encasing (and insulating) the axons of
          medullated nerve fibers [syn: myelin sheath]