perithelium

[ per-uh-thee-lee-uh m ]
/ ˌpɛr əˈθi li əm /

noun, plural per·i·the·li·a [per-uh-thee-lee-uh] /ˌpɛr əˈθi li ə/. Anatomy.

the connective tissue surrounding certain small vessels, as capillaries.

Nearby words

  1. peritectic,
  2. peritectomy,
  3. peritendineum,
  4. peritendinitis,
  5. perithecium,
  6. perithyroiditis,
  7. peritomy,
  8. peritoneal cavity,
  9. peritoneal dialysis,
  10. peritonealgia

Origin of perithelium

1875–80; < New Latin, equivalent to Greek peri- peri- + thēl(ḗ) nipple + Latin -ium -ium

Related formsper·i·the·li·al, adjective

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Medicine definitions for perithelium

perithelium

[ pĕr′ə-thēlē-əm ]

n. pl. per•i•the•li•a (-lē-ə)

The connective tissue surrounding small blood vessels and capillaries.

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