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Myolemma

Definition

noun

The thin, transparent, extensible membrane covering every striated muscle fiber.


Supplement

It consists of a cell membrane (plasma membrane) and an outer coat made up of a thin layer of polysaccharide material with numerous thin collagen fibrils.


Word origin: Greek, mŷs, mouse, muscle+ lemma, husk.

Synonym: sarcolemma.


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