Definition of epimysium in English:


Line breaks: epi|my¦sium
Pronunciation: /ˌɛpɪˈmɪsɪəm


[mass noun] Anatomy
  • A sheath of fibrous elastic tissue surrounding a muscle.
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    • We also see that the feather muscles are surrounded by an epimysium, the elastic membrane of which forms the framework for the hydraulic skeleton of the feathers.
    • Amyloid was distributed in a perivascular or interstitial location within the endomysium in 7 muscles and in the epimysium in 4 muscles.
    • Instead, they originate from an aponeurosis that is continuous with the epimysium of the epaxial musculature and insert onto an aponeurosis that merges with the peritoneum.


modern Latin, from epi- 'upon' + Greek mus 'muscle'.

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