from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The external sheath of connective tissue surrounding a muscle.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The connective-tissue sheath of a muscle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a layer of connective tissue which surrounds individual muscles


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin epimȳsium : epi– + Greek mūs, muscle; see mūs- in Indo-European roots.]


  • Each complete muscle is encased in a sheath called epimysium which is encased in sheets of connective tissue, deep fascia, that separate individual muscles.

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  • —Striped or voluntary muscle is composed of bundles of fibers each enclosed in a delicate web called the perimysium in contradistinction to the sheath of areolar tissue which invests the entire muscle, the epimysium.

    IV. Myology. 2. Development of the Muscles

  • Only few isolated melanin-secreting B16-F0 cells were detected in the epimysium closely associated with the

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