mys = muscle; loose connective tissue investing several muscle fascicles = muscle fascia, q.v.
A dense layer of collagen fibers that surrounds a skeletal muscle and is continous with the tendons/aponeuroses of the muscle and with the perimysium.
fibrous connective tissue around muscles
Epimysium is the dense connective tissue surrounding the muscle.
(ehp'-ih-MI-zee-uhm) The outer layer of connective tissue associated with muscle, it surrounds the whole muscle. Also called deep fascia.
The fibrous sheath about an entire muscle.
Greek epi = upon, and mys = muscle, hence the connective tissue surrounding an entire muscle.
The sheath of fibrous connective tissue surrounding a muscle.
Epimysium is a layer of connective tissue which ensheaths the entire muscle. It is composed of dense irregular connective tissue. It is continuous with fascia and other connective tissue wrappings of muscle including the endomysium, and perimysium.