Definitions

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

  • n. The sheath of connective tissue enveloping bundles of muscle fibers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A layer of connective tissue which surrounds several muscle fibers into bundles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The outer investment or sheath of areolar tissue which surrounds a muscle, sending inward partitions between the fasciculi.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the sheath of connective tissue that covers a bundle of muscle fibers

Etymologies

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

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

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