[ ep-uh-noor-ee-uhm, -nyoor- ]
/ ˌɛp əˈnʊər i əm, -ˈnyʊər- /
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noun, plural ep·i·neu·ri·a [ep-uh-noor-ee-uh, -nyoor-]. /ˌɛp əˈnʊər i ə, -ˈnyʊər-/. Anatomy.
the dense sheath of connective tissue that surrounds the trunk of a nerve.
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Origin of epineurium
OTHER WORDS FROM epineuriumep·i·neu·ri·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for epineurium
/ (ˌɛpɪˈnjʊərɪəm) /
a sheath of connective tissue around two or more bundles of nerve fibres
Derived forms of epineuriumepineurial, adjective
Word Origin for epineurium
C19: from New Latin, from epi- + Greek neuron nerve + -ium
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Medical definitions for epineurium
[ ĕp′ə-nur′ē-əm ]
n. pl. ep•i•neu•ri•a (-nur′ē-ə)
The thick sheath of connective tissue surrounding a nerve trunk.
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