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noun Anatomy.
  1. the membranous sheath of a muscle fiber.
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Origin of sarcolemma

First recorded in 1830–40; sarco- + lemma2
Related formssar·co·lem·mic, sar·co·lem·mous, adjective
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noun plural -mas or -mata (-mətə)
  1. the membrane covering a muscle fibre
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sarcolemma in Medicine


  1. A thin membrane enclosing a striated muscle fiber.
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Related formssar′co•lemmal adj.
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