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[per-uh-thee-lee-uh m]
noun, plural per·i·the·li·a [per-uh-thee-lee-uh] /ˌpɛr əˈθi li ə/. Anatomy.
  1. the connective tissue surrounding certain small vessels, as capillaries.
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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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perithelium in Medicine


n. pl. per•i•the•li•a (-lē-ə)
  1. The connective tissue surrounding small blood vessels and capillaries.
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