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perimysium

[ per-uh-miz-ee-uhm, -mizh- ]
/ ˌpɛr əˈmɪz i əm, -ˈmɪʒ- /
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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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Origin of perimysium

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

OTHER WORDS FROM perimysium

per·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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