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perineurium

[ per-uh-noor-ee-uhm, -nyoor- ]

noun

, Anatomy.
, plural per·i·neu·ri·a [per-, uh, -, noor, -ee-, uh, -, nyoor, -].
  1. the sheath of connective tissue that encloses a bundle of nerve fibers.


perineurium

/ ˌpɛrɪˈnjʊərɪəm /

noun

  1. the connective tissue forming a sheath around a single bundle of nerve fibres


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Derived Forms

  • ˌperiˈneurial, adjective

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Other Words From

  • peri·neuri·cal adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of perineurium1

From New Latin, dating back to 1835–45; peri-, neur-, -ium

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Word History and Origins

Origin of perineurium1

C19: from New Latin, from peri- + Greek neuron nerve

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