Definition of Perineurium

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

Generic synonyms: Connective Tissue

Definition of Perineurium

1. n. The connective tissue sheath which surrounds a bundle of nerve fibers. See Epineurium, and Neurilemma.

Definition of Perineurium

1. Noun. (anatomy) The sheath of connective tissue that surrounds a fascicle of nerve fibres ¹

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Definition of Perineurium

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Medical Definition of Perineurium

1. The connective tissue sheath which surrounds a bundle of nerve fibres. See Epineurium, and Neurilemma. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. About + a nerve. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Perineurium

perinephric abscess
perineural anaesthesia
perineural infiltration
perineurium (current term)
perineuronal satellite
perinuclear cataract
perinuclear space
period doubling
period of play

Literary usage of Perineurium

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1. A Biennial Retrospect of Medicine, Surgery and Their Allied Sciences by New Sydenham Society (1875)
"In injected nerves the injection takes the place of the perineurium, and close investigation shows that it has run between the fine membranes of which the ..."

2. Appletons' Popular Science Monthly by William Jay Youmans (1896)
"The small vessels in the perineurium were also the seat of a peripheral hyperplasia or thickening. The lesion of the nerves was more marked than that of the ..."

3. The Brain Considered Anatomically, Physiologically and Philosophically by Emanuel Swedenborg, Rudolph Leonhard Tafel (1887)
"As already indicated, it must not be supposed that the perineurium and epineurium ... As the laminae of the perineurium, however, extend likewise into the ..."

4. Elements of histology by Edward Klein, John Sydney Edkins (1898)
"They are well defined by a sheath of their own, called perineurium (Key and Retzius). This perineurium consists of bundles of fibrous connective tissue ..."

5. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1884)
"perineurium, by simply growing between them. ... 5> d)- The separation of the lamellae of the perineurium by the hyperplastic connective tissue of the ..."

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