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perichondrium

[per-i-kon-dree-uh m]
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noun, plural per·i·chon·dri·a [per-i-kon-dree-uh] /ˌpɛr ɪˈkɒn dri ə/. Anatomy.
  1. 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
Related formsper·i·chon·dral, per·i·chon·dri·al, adjective
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Examples from the Web for perichondrium

Historical Examples

  • This tissue has a fibrous character and becomes converted into the perichondrium and other parts.

    The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)

    Francis Maitland Balfour

  • 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.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

  • In the earliest stage the future bone consists of hyaline cartilage surrounded by a vascular sheath, the perichondrium.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

  • At the same time beneath the perichondrium osteoblasts are developed which also begin to give rise to spongy bone.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds


British Dictionary definitions for perichondrium

perichondrium

noun plural -dria (-drɪə)
  1. the white fibrous membrane that covers the surface of cartilage
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Derived Formsperichondrial, adjective

Word Origin

C18: New Latin, from peri- + Greek chondros cartilage
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perichondrium in Medicine

perichondrium

(pĕr′ĭ-kŏndrē-əm)
n. pl. per•i•chon•dri•a (-drē-ə)
  1. The dense irregular fibrous membrane of connective tissue covering the surface of cartilage except at the endings of joints.
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Related formsper′i•chondri•al (-drē-əl) adj.
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