[ per-uh-miz-ee-uhm, -mizh- ]
/ ˌpɛr əˈmɪz i əm, -ˈmɪʒ- /
noun, plural per·i·my·si·a [per-uh-miz-ee-uh, -mizh-]. /ˌpɛr əˈmɪz i ə, -ˈmɪʒ-/. Anatomy.
the connective tissue surrounding bundles of skeletal muscle fibers.
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British Dictionary definitions for perimysium
/ (ˌpɛrɪˈmɪzɪəm) /
noun plural -ia (-ɪə)
anatomy the sheath of fibrous connective tissue surrounding the primary bundles of muscle fibres
Word Origin for perimysium
C19: from peri- + -mysium, from Greek mus muscle
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Medical definitions for perimysium
[ pĕr′ə-mĭzh′ē-əm, -mĭz′ē-əm ]
n. pl. per•i•my•si•a (-ē-ə)
The fibrous sheath enveloping each of the primary bundles of skeletal muscle fibers.
Other words from perimysiumper′i•my′si•al adj.
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