perimysium

[per-uh-miz-ee-uhm, -mizh-]
noun, plural perimysia [per-uh-miz-ee-uh, -mizh-] . Anatomy.
the connective tissue surrounding bundles of skeletal muscle fibers.

Origin:
1835–45; irregular from peri- + Greek mŷs mouse, muscle (cf. myo-) + -ium

perimysial, adjective
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perimysium (ˌpɛrɪˈmɪzɪəm)
 
n , pl -ia
anatomy the sheath of fibrous connective tissue surrounding the primary bundles of muscle fibres
 
[C19: from peri- + -mysium, from Greek mus muscle]

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perimysium per·i·my·si·um (pěr'ə-mĭzh'ē-əm, -mĭz'ē-əm)
n. pl. per·i·my·si·a (-mĭzh'ē-ə, -mĭz'ē-ə)
The fibrous sheath enveloping each of the primary bundles of skeletal muscle fibers.


per'i·my'si·al adj.
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The fibers are collected into bundles covered by perimysium.
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