epimysium

noun

epi·​my·​si·​um ˌe-pə-ˈmi-zhē-əm How to pronounce epimysium (audio)
-zē-
plural epimysia ˌe-pə-ˈmi-zhē-ə How to pronounce epimysium (audio)
-zē-
: the external connective-tissue sheath of a muscle

Examples of epimysium in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Muscle fibers are surrounded by networks of fat and connective tissue (endomysium, perimysium, and epimysium). Ashton Yoon, Discover Magazine, 30 Aug. 2016

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Word History

Etymology

epi- + Greek my-, mŷs "mouse, muscle" + -ium, after perimysium — more at mouse entry 1

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of epimysium was in 1900

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Cite this Entry

“Epimysium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epimysium. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

epimysium

noun
epi·​my·​si·​um ˌep-ə-ˈmiz(h)-ē-əm How to pronounce epimysium (audio)
plural epimysia -ē-ə How to pronounce epimysium (audio)
: the external connective-tissue sheath of a muscle compare endomysium

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