[ ep-uh-miz-ee-uhm, -mizh- ]
/ ˌɛp əˈmɪz i əm, -ˈmɪʒ- /
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noun, plural ep·i·my·si·a [ep-uh-miz-ee-uh, -mizh-]. /ˌɛp əˈmɪz i ə, -ˈmɪʒ-/. Anatomy.

the sheath of connective tissue around a muscle.



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Origin of epimysium

1895–1900; New Latin, irregular from epi- + Greek mŷs mouse, muscle (cf. myo-) + -ium
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British Dictionary definitions for epimysium

/ (ˌɛpɪˈmɪzɪəm) /

noun plural -sia (-zɪə)

anatomy the sheath of connective tissue that encloses a skeletal muscle
from New Latin, from epi- + Greek mus mouse, muscle
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Medical definitions for epimysium

[ ĕp′ə-mĭzē-əm, -mĭzhē- ]

n. pl. ep•i•mys•i•a (-mĭzē-ə, -mĭzh-)

The external sheath of connective tissue surrounding a muscle.
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