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  1. Surrounding a joint.
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Examples from the Web for periarticular

Historical Examples of periarticular

  • He considers ringbone as articular, periarticular, rachitic and traumatic.

    Lameness of the Horse

    John Victor Lacroix

  • The periarticular tissues usually are more involved than in subacute or even chronic primary articular rheumatism.

  • In most instances, however, where swelling of the joints is diagnosed, the lesion is periarticular.

    Scurvy Past and Present

    Alfred Fabian Hess

  • Exostoses, articular and periarticular, occur and the carpus usually becomes a large immobile articulation.

    Lameness of the Horse

    John Victor Lacroix