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perichondrium

[ per-i-kon-dree-uhm ]
/ ˌpɛr ɪˈkɒn dri əm /
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noun, plural per·i·chon·dri·a [per-i-kon-dree-uh]. /ˌpɛr ɪˈkɒn dri ə/. Anatomy.
the membrane of fibrous connective tissue covering the surface of cartilages except at the joints.
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Origin of perichondrium

1735–45; <New Latin <Greek peri-peri- + chondríon, diminutive of chóndros cartilage

OTHER WORDS FROM perichondrium

per·i·chon·dral, per·i·chon·dri·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for perichondrium

perichondrium
/ (ˌpɛrɪˈkɒndrɪəm) /

noun plural -dria (-drɪə)
the white fibrous membrane that covers the surface of cartilage

Derived forms of perichondrium

perichondrial, adjective

Word Origin for perichondrium

C18: New Latin, from peri- + Greek chondros cartilage
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Medical definitions for perichondrium

perichondrium
[ pĕr′ĭ-kŏndrē-əm ]

n. pl. per•i•chon•dri•a (-drē-ə)
The dense irregular fibrous membrane of connective tissue covering the surface of cartilage except at the endings of joints.

Other words from perichondrium

per′i•chondri•al (-drē-əl) adj.
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