The plasma membrane of a muscle fiber; formerly, the delicate connective tissue of the endomysium was included under this term by some. SYN: myolemma. [sarco- + G. lemma, husk]

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sar·co·lem·ma .sär-kə-'lem-ə n the thin transparent homogeneous sheath enclosing a striated muscle fiber
sar·co·lem·mal -əl adj

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the cell membrane that encloses a muscle cell (muscle fibre).

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sar·co·lem·ma (sahr″ko-lemґə) [sarco- + -lemma] the delicate plasma membrane which invests every striated muscle fiber. sarcolemmic, sarcolemmous adj

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  • Sarcolemma — Sar co*lem ma, n. [NL., from Gr. sa rx, sa rkos, flesh + ? rind, skin.] (Anat.) The very thin transparent and apparently homogeneous sheath which incloses a striated muscular fiber; the myolemma. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sarcolemma — vgl. Sarkolemm …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Sarcolemma — The sarcolemma is the cell membrane of a muscle cell. It consists of a true cell membrane, called the plasma membrane, and an outer coat made up of a thin layer of polysaccharide material that contains numerous thin collagen fibrils. At each end… …   Wikipedia

  • sarcolemma — noun Etymology: New Latin, from sarc + Greek lemma husk more at lemma Date: 1840 the membrane enclosing a striated muscle fiber • sarcolemmal adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sarcolemma — n. [Gr. sarx, flesh; lemma, covering] An outer membrane enclosing the nucleated sarcoplasm in which the muscle fibers are embedded …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • sarcolemma — Plasma membrane of a striated muscle fibre …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • sarcolemma — sarcolemmic, sarcolemmous, adj. /sahr keuh lem euh/, n. Anat. the membranous sheath of a muscle fiber. [1830 40; SARCO + LEMMA2] * * * …   Universalium

  • sarcolemma — noun A thin cell membrane that surrounds a striated muscle fibre …   Wiktionary

  • sarcolemma — sar·co·lèm·ma s.m. TS anat. sottile membrana connettivale ialina molto elastica che circonda le fibre muscolari striate {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1895. ETIMO: comp. di sarco e lemma …   Dizionario italiano

  • sarcolemma — pl.m. sarcolemmi …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

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