noun, plural per·i·os·te·a [per-ee-os-tee-uh]. /ˌpɛr iˈɒs ti ə/. Anatomy.
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Origin of periosteum
OTHER WORDS FROM periosteumper·i·os·te·al, per·i·os·te·ous, adjectiveper·i·os·te·al·ly, adverbsub·per·i·os·te·al, adjectivesub·per·i·os·te·al·ly, adverb
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Example sentences from the Web for periosteum
Make a corresponding incision through the periosteum and raise it with a blunt dissector.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique|John William Henry Eyre
It signifies, of course, that the periosteum and the bone have become invaded by the inflammatory process.
In connection with the deep layer of the periosteum, and forming part of it, are found numerous bone-forming cells (osteoblasts).
In the periosteum we may take it roughly that inflammation runs a course similar to that occurring in soft tissues elsewhere.
As we know, the periosteum consists of two layers, an outer fibrous and an inner yellow elastic, and is extremely vascular.