sarcolemma


sar·co·lem·ma

noun \ˌsär-kə-ˈle-mə\

Definition of SARCOLEMMA

:  the membrane enclosing a striated muscle fiber
sar·co·lem·mal \-məl\ adjective

Origin of SARCOLEMMA

New Latin, from sarc- + Greek lemma husk — more at lemma
First Known Use: 1840

sar·co·lem·ma

noun \ˌsär-kə-ˈlem-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SARCOLEMMA

: the thin transparent homogeneous sheath enclosing a striated muscle fiber
sar·co·lem·mal \-əl\ adjective

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