Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

perimysium

play
noun peri·my·si·um \ˌper-ə-ˈmi-zhē-əm, -zē-\

Definition of perimysium

plural

-sia

\-zhē-ə, -zē-\
  1. :  the connective-tissue sheath that surrounds a muscle and forms sheaths for the bundles of muscle fibers



Origin and Etymology of perimysium

New Latin, irregular from peri- + Greek mys mouse, muscle — more at mouse


First Known Use: circa 1842


Medical Dictionary

perimysium

play
noun peri·my·si·um \ˌper-ə-ˈmiz(h)-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of perimysium

plural

perimysia

\-ē-ə\play
  1. :  the connective-tissue sheath that surrounds a muscle and forms sheaths for the bundles of muscle fibers




Learn More about perimysium


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up perimysium? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to lessen in amount, effect, or force

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

two-chairs-on-a-pier-by-the-ocean-in-summer

Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?

estival hiemal brumal vernal
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ