\dˈiːp fˈe͡ɪʃiə], \dˈiːp fˈeɪʃiə], \d_ˈiː_p f_ˈeɪ_ʃ_i__ə]\
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A thin fibrous membrane, devoid of fat, which invests the muscles, separating the several groups and the individual muscles, forms sheaths for the nerves and vessels, becomes specialized around the joints to form or strengthen ligaments, envelops various organs and glands, and binds all the structures together into a firm, compact mass.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
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- relating to covered with or resembling freckles Freckled; speckled; bearing numerous small dots. Affected with lentigo.