noun, plural per·i·chon·dri·a [per-i-kon-dree-uh] /ˌpɛr ɪˈkɒn dri ə/. Anatomy.
Origin of perichondrium
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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.
In the earliest stage the future bone consists of hyaline cartilage surrounded by a vascular sheath, the perichondrium.
At the same time beneath the perichondrium osteoblasts are developed which also begin to give rise to spongy bone.