Definitions

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

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

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  • n. a layer of connective tissue which surrounds individual muscles

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The connective-tissue sheath of a muscle.

Etymologies

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

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

Examples

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

    Muscles Part 1

  • —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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