sarcolemma

noun
sar·​co·​lem·​ma | \ˌsär-kə-ˈle-mə \

Definition of sarcolemma 

: the membrane enclosing a striated muscle fiber

Other Words from sarcolemma

sarcolemmal \ ˌsär-​kə-​ˈle-​məl \ adjective

First Known Use of sarcolemma

1840, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sarcolemma

sarco- + Greek lémma "rind, husk" — more at lemma entry 2

Note: Term introduced by the English surgeon and histologist William Bowman (1816-92) in "On the minute structure and movements of voluntary muscle," Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, 1840, part II, p. 475.

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sarcolemma

noun
sar·​co·​lem·​ma | \ˌsär-kə-ˈlem-ə \

Medical Definition of sarcolemma 

: the thin transparent homogeneous sheath enclosing a striated muscle fiber

Other Words from sarcolemma

sarcolemmal \ -​əl \ adjective

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