- the membrane of fibrous connective tissue covering the surface of cartilages except at the joints.
Origin of perichondrium
1735–45; < New Latin < Greek peri- peri- + chondríon, diminutive of chóndros cartilage
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Perichondrium, per-i-kon′dri-um, n. the fibrous investment of cartilage.
The free surface of the cartilage is invested by a fibrous membrane, the perichondrium.
In the earliest stage the future bone consists of hyaline cartilage surrounded by a vascular sheath, the perichondrium.
At the same time beneath the perichondrium osteoblasts are developed which also begin to give rise to spongy bone.
- the white fibrous membrane that covers the surface of cartilage
C18: New Latin, from peri- + Greek chondros cartilage
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- The dense irregular fibrous membrane of connective tissue covering the surface of cartilage except at the endings of joints.
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