perichondrium

noun
peri·chon·dri·um | \ˌper-ə-ˈkän-drē-əm \
plural perichondria\ˌper-ə-ˈkän-drē-ə \

Definition of perichondrium 

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

Other Words from perichondrium

perichondral \ˌper-ə-ˈkän-drē-drəl \ adjective

First Known Use of perichondrium

1721, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for perichondrium

New Latin, from peri- + Greek chondros grain, cartilage

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perichondrium

noun
peri·chon·dri·um | \ˌper-ə-ˈkän-drē-əm \
plural perichondria\-drē-ə \

Medical Definition of perichondrium 

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

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