Definition of perimysium in English:

perimysium

Syllabification: per·i·my·si·um
Pronunciation: /ˌperəˈmizēəm, -ˈmiZH-
 
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noun

Anatomy
The sheath of connective tissue surrounding a bundle of muscle fibers.
More example sentences
  • Muscle is really composed of not merely muscle cells, but also connective tissue - endomysium, perimysium, and epimysium.
  • The bundle of fibers with its endomysium is surrounded by a more fibrous connective tissue sheath known as the perimysium.
  • A thin layer of extracellular matrix (perimysium) separating fiber groups within the muscle appears in cross-section.

Origin

mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek peri- 'around' + mus 'muscle'.

Derivatives

perimysial

Pronunciation: /-ˈmizēəl, -ˈmiZH-/
adjective
More example sentences
  • A complete muscle consists of numerous fasciculi surrounded by a thick outer layer of connective tissue known as the perimysial septa.

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