perimysium

noun
peri·​my·​si·​um | \ ˌper-ə-ˈmi-zhē-əm How to pronounce perimysium (audio) , -zē-\
plural perimysia\ ˌper-​ə-​ˈmi-​zhē-​ə How to pronounce perimysia (audio) , -​zē-​ \

Definition of perimysium

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

First Known Use of perimysium

circa 1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for perimysium

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

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perimysium

noun
peri·​my·​si·​um | \ ˌper-ə-ˈmiz(h)-ē-əm How to pronounce perimysium (audio) \
plural perimysia\ -​ē-​ə How to pronounce perimysia (audio) \

Medical Definition of perimysium

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

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