[per-i-kon-dree-uh m]

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.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -dria (-drɪə)

the white fibrous membrane that covers the surface of cartilage
Derived Formsperichondrial, adjective

Word Origin for perichondrium

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



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.
Related formsper′i•chondri•al (-drē-əl) adj.
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