perichondrium


perichondrium

perichondrium [per-i-kon-dree-uh m] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural per·i·chon·dri·a [per-i-kon-dree-uh] /ˌpɛr ɪˈkɒn dri ə/. Anatomy.

  1. the membrane of fibrous connective tissue covering the surface of cartilages except at the joints.

Origin of perichondrium 1735–45; New Latin Greek peri- peri- + chondríon, diminutive of chóndros cartilageRelated formsper·i·chon·dral, per·i·chon·dri·al, adjective Examples from the Web for perichondrium Historical Examples of perichondrium

  • This tissue has a fibrous character and becomes converted into the perichondrium and other parts.

    The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)

    Francis Maitland Balfour

  • Perichondrium, per-i-kon′dri-um, n. the fibrous investment of cartilage.

    Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 3 of 4: N-R)

    Various

  • The free surface of the cartilage is invested by a fibrous membrane, the perichondrium.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

  • In the earliest stage the future bone consists of hyaline cartilage surrounded by a vascular sheath, the perichondrium.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

  • At the same time beneath the perichondrium osteoblasts are developed which also begin to give rise to spongy bone.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton

    Sidney H. Reynolds

  • British Dictionary definitions for perichondrium perichondrium noun plural -dria (-drɪə)

    1. the white fibrous membrane that covers the surface of cartilage

    Derived Formsperichondrial, adjectiveWord Origin for perichondrium C18: New Latin, from peri- + Greek chondros cartilage perichondrium in Medicine perichondrium [pĕr′ĭ-kŏn′drē-əm] n. pl. per•i•chon•dri•a (-drē-ə)

    1. The dense irregular fibrous membrane of connective tissue covering the surface of cartilage except at the endings of joints.

    Related formsper′i•chon′dri•al (-drē-əl) adj.

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