Definition of Schwann, Theodor in English:

Schwann, Theodor

proper noun

  • (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).

Pronunciation:

Schwann, Theodor

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