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periosteum

noun peri·os·te·um \-tē-əm\
plural -tea \-tē-ə\

Definition of PERIOSTEUM

:  the membrane of connective tissue that closely invests all bones except at the articular surfaces
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Origin of PERIOSTEUM

New Latin, from Late Latin periosteon, from Greek, neuter of periosteos around the bone, from peri- + osteon bone — more at osseous
First Known Use: 1597
Medical Dictionary

periosteum

noun peri·os·te·um \-tē-əm\
plural -tea \-tē-ə\

Medical Definition of PERIOSTEUM

:  the membrane of connective tissue that closely invests all bones except at the articular surfaces

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