perichondrium

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

Definition of perichondrium

plural

perichondria

play \ˌper-ə-ˈkän-drē-ə\
  1. :  the membrane of fibrous connective tissue that invests cartilage except at joints

perichondral

play \ˌper-ə-ˈkän-drē-drəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of perichondrium

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


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perichondrium

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

Medical Definition of perichondrium

plural

perichondria

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


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