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periosteum

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noun peri·os·te·um \-tē-əm\

Definition of periosteum

plural -tea \-tē-ə\

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



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


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periosteum

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noun peri·os·te·um \-tē-əm\

Medical Definition of periosteum

plural periostea \-tē-ə\play

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



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