perichondrium

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

Definition of perichondrium

plural perichondria play \ˌper-ə-ˈkän-drē-ə\
: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

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

medical Definition of perichondrium

plural perichondria play \-drē-ə\
:the membrane of fibrous connective tissue that invests cartilage except at joints

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