sarcolemma

noun sar·co·lem·ma \ ˌsär-kə-ˈle-mə \

Definition of sarcolemma

: the membrane enclosing a striated muscle fiber

sarcolemmal

play \ˌsär-kə-ˈle-məl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of sarcolemma

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

sarcolemmal

play \-əl\ adjective

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