Nerve fascicle

Nerve fascicle
Nerve fascicle
Transverse section of human tibial nerve.
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Nerve structure
Gray's subject #183 728

A small bundle of nerve fibers, enclosed by the perineurium, is called a funiculus; if the nerve is of small size, it may consist only of a single funiculus; but if large, the funiculi are collected together into larger bundles or nerve fascicles, which are bound together in a common membranous investment.

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