Perichondrium meaning

pĕr'ĭ-kŏn'drē-əm
The fibrous membrane of connective tissue covering the surface of cartilage except at the endings of joints.
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The membrane of white, fibrous connective tissue covering cartilage, except at the joints.
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The fibrous membrane of connective tissue covering the surface of cartilage except at the endings of joints.
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(anatomy) A dense layer of fibrous connective tissue surrounding the cartilage of developing bone.
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Origin of perichondrium

  • New Latin peri– Greek khondros cartilage chondro–
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • peri- +"Ž chondrium
    From Wiktionary