noun, plural per·i·os·te·a [per-ee-os-tee-uh] /ˌpɛr iˈɒs ti ə/. Anatomy.
Words nearby periosteum
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
Examples from the Web for periosteum
It may originate in the periosteum, or may spread thence from the marrow, or from synovial membrane.
Stitching the periosteum together obviates the latter to a certain extent.
The bone is melted away and pus escapes from the bone under the periosteum, involving the soft tissues.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
There was extravasation into and beneath the periosteum, and subsequent destruction of the continuity of the bone.
Diffuse thickening of the shafts of the long bones, due to a deposit of new bone by the periosteum, is sometimes met with.