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sarcolemma

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noun sar·co·lem·ma \ˌsär-kə-ˈle-mə\

Definition of sarcolemma

  1. :  the membrane enclosing a striated muscle fiber

sar·co·lem·mal play \-məl\ adjective


Origin of sarcolemma

New Latin, from sarc- + Greek lemma husk — more at lemma


First Known Use: 1840


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sarcolemma

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noun sar·co·lem·ma \ˌsär-kə-ˈlem-ə\

Medical Definition of sarcolemma

  1. :  the thin transparent homogeneous sheath enclosing a striated muscle fiber

  2. sar·co·lem·mal \-əl\play adjective




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