- the membranous sheath of a muscle fiber.
Origin of sarcolemma
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Each fiber is enclosed within a delicate, transparent sheath, known as the sarcolemma.A Practical Physiology
Albert F. Blaisdell
Sarcolemma: the elastic covering of the striated muscular fibres.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
When recovery takes place the affected fibre is believed to be regenerated by a cell-growth within the sarcolemma.
In the first variety the transverse stri disappear and the sarcolemma appears filled with finely granular matter.
The muscular fibrils were friable and granular, and there was multiplication of the nuclei of the sarcolemma.
- the membrane covering a muscle fibre
- A thin membrane enclosing a striated muscle fiber.
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