periosteal

adjective

peri·​os·​te·​al ˌper-ē-ˈä-stē-əl How to pronounce periosteal (audio)
1
: situated around or produced external to bone
2
: of, relating to, or involving the periosteum

Examples of periosteal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Additional analysis confirmed the growth was likely periosteal osteosarcoma; the same type of bone cancer, while rare, can be found in humans today. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 7 Feb. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1782, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of periosteal was in 1782

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“Periosteal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/periosteal. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

periosteal

adjective
peri·​os·​te·​al ˌper-ē-ˈäs-tē-əl How to pronounce periosteal (audio)
1
: situated around or produced external to bone
2
: of, relating to, or involving the periosteum
a periosteal sarcoma
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