perimysium

[ per-uh-miz-ee-uh m, -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.

Nearby words

  1. perimetry,
  2. perimorph,
  3. perimyelitis,
  4. perimyositis,
  5. perimysiitis,
  6. perinatal,
  7. perinatal medicine,
  8. perinatology,
  9. perinde,
  10. perineal artery

Origin of perimysium

1835–45; irregular from peri- + Greek mŷs mouse, muscle (cf. myo-) + -ium

Related formsper·i·my·si·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for perimysium

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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Medicine definitions for perimysium

perimysium

[ pĕr′ə-mĭzhē-əm, -mĭzē-əm ]

n. pl. per•i•my•si•a (-ē-ə)

The fibrous sheath enveloping each of the primary bundles of skeletal muscle fibers.
Related formsper′i•mysi•al adj.


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