epineurium

[ ep-uh-noo r-ee-uh m, -nyoo r- ]
/ ˌɛp əˈnʊər i əm, -ˈnyʊər- /

noun, plural ep·i·neu·ri·a [ep-uh-noo r-ee-uh, -nyoo r-] /ˌɛp əˈnʊər i ə, -ˈnyʊər-/. Anatomy.

the dense sheath of connective tissue that surrounds the trunk of a nerve.

Nearby words

  1. epinephrine,
  2. epinephrine reversal,
  3. epinephros,
  4. epineural,
  5. epineurial,
  6. epionychium,
  7. epiotic center,
  8. epipaleolithic,
  9. epipastic,
  10. epipelagic

Origin of epineurium

1880–85; < New Latin, equivalent to epi- epi- + Greek neûron sinew, tendon + New Latin -ium -ium

Related formsep·i·neu·ri·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for epineurial

epineurium

/ (ˌɛpɪˈnjʊərɪəm) /

noun

a sheath of connective tissue around two or more bundles of nerve fibres
Derived Formsepineurial, adjective

Word Origin for epineurium

C19: from New Latin, from epi- + Greek neuron nerve + -ium

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Medicine definitions for epineurial

epineurial

[ ĕp′ə-nurē-əl ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or characteristic of the epineurium.

epineurium

[ ĕp′ə-nurē-əm ]

n. pl. ep•i•neu•ri•a (-nurē-ə)

The thick sheath of connective tissue surrounding a nerve trunk.

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