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perimysium

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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 of perimysium

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


First Known Use: circa 1842


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perimysium

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

Medical Definition of perimysium

plural -sia \-ē-ə\play

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




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