Definition of Perimysium

1. Noun. The sheath of connective tissue that covers a bundle of muscle fibers.

Generic synonyms: Connective Tissue

Definition of Perimysium

1. n. The connective tissue sheath which surrounds a muscle, and sends partitions inwards between the bundles of muscular fibers.

Definition of Perimysium

1. Noun. A layer of connective tissue which surrounds several muscle fibers into bundles. ¹

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Definition of Perimysium

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Medical Definition of Perimysium

1. The connective tissue sheath which surrounds a muscle, and sends partitions inwards between the bundles of muscular fibres. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. About + muscle. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Perimysium

perimortem delivery
perimuscular fibrosis
perimysium (current term)
perimysium externum
perimysium internum
perinatal care
perinatal death
perinatal medicine
perinatal mortality
perinatal mortality rate
perinatal transmission

Literary usage of Perimysium

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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"... and (e) the hyperkinetic disturbances. They are described in Part XII, Subdivision III. 4. Myopathies Due to Rupture of the perimysium ..."

2. Human Physiology; Analysis and Digest: For the Use of Medical Students and by John Peter Schmitz (1899)
"The perimysium Internum(2), a delicate connective-tissue envelope derived from the perimysium externum. It separates the muscular fasciculi, or bundles of ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1887)
"In contradistinction to this atrophy of the muscle fibres, the connective tissue constituting the external and internal perimysium is decidedly augmented, ..."

4. Manual of Human Histology by Albert Kölliker, George Busk (1853)
"The muscles consequently are aggregations of numerous, larger and smaller secondary and tertiary fasciculi, the sheaths or perimysium of which constitute ap ..."

5. Text-book of Histology: Including the Microscopic Technic by Philipp Stöhr (1898)
"P, perimysium, containing two blood-vessels, at g; m, ... The perimysium is composed of fibrillar connective tissue and numerous fine elastic fibers,f ..."

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