perichondrium


peri·chon·dri·um

noun \ˌper-ə-ˈkän-drē-əm\
plural peri·chon·dria\-drē-ə\

Definition of PERICHONDRIUM

:  the membrane of fibrous connective tissue that invests cartilage except at joints
peri·chon·dral \-drəl\ adjective

Origin of PERICHONDRIUM

New Latin, from peri- + Greek chondros grain, cartilage
First Known Use: 1741

peri·chon·dri·um

noun \ˌper-ə-ˈkän-drē-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural peri·chon·dria \-drē-ə\

Medical Definition of PERICHONDRIUM

: the membrane of fibrous connective tissue that invests cartilage except at joints

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