[ep-uh-noo r-ee-uh m, -nyoo r-]
- the dense sheath of connective tissue that surrounds the trunk of a nerve.
Origin of epineurium
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- a sheath of connective tissue around two or more bundles of nerve fibres
C19: from New Latin, from epi- + Greek neuron nerve + -ium
- The thick sheath of connective tissue surrounding a nerve trunk.
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