- the membrane of fibrous connective tissue covering the surface of cartilages except at the joints.
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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.
At the same time beneath the perichondrium osteoblasts are developed which also begin to give rise to spongy bone.
The perichondrium thus becomes the periosteum, and the bone produced by it, is periosteal or membrane bone.
- the white fibrous membrane that covers the surface of cartilage
Word Origin for perichondrium
- The dense irregular fibrous membrane of connective tissue covering the surface of cartilage except at the endings of joints.