perineurium

noun peri·neu·ri·um \ ˌper-ə-ˈnu̇r-ē-əm , -ˈnyu̇r- \

Definition of perineurium

plural perineuria play \ˌper-ə-ˈnu̇r-ē-ə, -ˈnyu̇r-\
:the connective-tissue sheath that surrounds a bundle of nerve fibers

Origin and Etymology of perineurium

New Latin, from peri- + Greek neuron nerve — more at nerve


Medical Dictionary

perineurium

noun peri·neu·ri·um \ ˌper-ə-ˈn(y)u̇r-ē-əm \

medical Definition of perineurium

plural perineuria play \-ē-ə\
:the sheath of connective tissue that surrounds a bundle of nerve fibers

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