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n. pl. per·i·my·si·a (-mĭzh′ē-ə, -mĭz′ē-ə)
The sheath of connective tissue enveloping bundles of muscle fibers.
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n, pl -ia (-ɪə)
(Anatomy) anatomy the sheath of fibrous connective tissue surrounding the primary bundles of muscle fibres
[C19: from peri- + -mysium, from Greek mus muscle]
per•i•my•si•um(ˌpɛr əˈmɪz i əm, -ˈmɪʒ-)
n., pl. -my•si•a (-ˈmɪz i ə, -ˈmɪʒ-)
the connective tissue surrounding bundles of skeletal muscle fibers.
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|Noun||1.||perimysium - the sheath of connective tissue that covers a bundle of muscle fibers|
connective tissue - tissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells; supports organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments
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