peridesmium

[ pĕr′ĭ-dĕzmē-əm ]

n.

The connective tissue membrane surrounding a ligament.

Nearby words

  1. pericytic venule,
  2. peridental,
  3. peridental membrane,
  4. periderm,
  5. peridesmitis,
  6. perididymis,
  7. perididymitis,
  8. peridium,
  9. peridiverticulitis,
  10. peridot


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