perichondrium

noun
peri·​chon·​dri·​um | \ ˌper-ə-ˈkän-drē-əm How to pronounce perichondrium (audio) \
plural perichondria\ ˌper-​ə-​ˈkän-​drē-​ə How to pronounce perichondria (audio) \

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 How to pronounce perichondral (audio) \ 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/perichondrium. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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perichondrium

noun
peri·​chon·​dri·​um | \ ˌper-ə-ˈkän-drē-əm How to pronounce perichondrium (audio) \
plural perichondria\ -​drē-​ə How to pronounce perichondria (audio) \

Medical Definition of perichondrium

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

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