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perineurium

[ per-uh-noor-ee-uhm, -nyoor- ]
/ ˌpɛr əˈnʊər i əm, -ˈnyʊər- /
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noun, plural per·i·neu·ri·a [per-uh-noor-ee-uh, -nyoor-]. /ˌpɛr əˈnʊər i ə, -ˈnyʊər-/. Anatomy.
the sheath of connective tissue that encloses a bundle of nerve fibers.
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Origin of perineurium

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

OTHER WORDS FROM perineurium

per·i·neu·ri·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for perineurium

perineurium
/ (ˌpɛrɪˈnjʊərɪəm) /

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

Derived forms of perineurium

perineurial, adjective

Word Origin for perineurium

C19: from New Latin, from peri- + Greek neuron nerve
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Medical definitions for perineurium

perineurium
[ pĕr′ə-nurē-əm ]

n. pl. per•i•neu•ri•a (-ē-ə)
The sheath of connective tissue enclosing a bundle of nerve fibers.

Other words from perineurium

per′i•neuri•al adj.
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