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.
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- noun a layer of
connective tissuewhich surrounds individual muscles
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
Each complete muscle is encased in a sheath called epimysium which is encased in sheets of connective tissue, deep fascia, that separate individual muscles.
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.
Only few isolated melanin-secreting B16-F0 cells were detected in the epimysium closely associated with the