- the normal investment of bone, consisting of a dense, fibrous outer layer, to which muscles attach, and a more delicate, inner layer capable of forming bone.
Origin of periosteum
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Examples from the Web for subperiosteal
The cases complicated with subperiosteal hemorrhages are claimed as scurvy by Th.
Growth is by substitution at the proximal end and by subperiosteal lamellation circumferentially.The Baculum in Microtine Rodents
The most characteristic hemorrhage, the subperiosteal, will be fully discussed when considering the bone lesions.
Subperiosteal hemorrhage may be clearly seen by means of the fluoroscope or in X-ray photographs (Figs. 16 and 17).
During life they are frequently mistaken for subperiosteal hemorrhages.
- a thick fibrous two-layered membrane covering the surface of bones
C16: New Latin, from Greek periosteon, from peri- + osteon bone
Word Origin and History for subperiosteal
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The thick fibrous membrane covering the entire surface of a bone except its articular cartilage and serving as an attachment for muscles and tendons.