periosteum

noun peri·os·te·um \ ˌper-ē-ˈä-stē-əm \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of periosteum

plural periostea play \ˌper-ē-ˈä-stē-ə\
: the membrane of connective tissue that closely invests all bones except at the articular surfaces

Origin and Etymology of periosteum

New Latin, from Late Latin periosteon, from Greek, neuter of periosteos around the bone, from peri- + osteon bone — more at osseous


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periosteum

noun peri·os·te·um \ -tē-əm \

medical Definition of periosteum

plural -tea play \-tē-ə\
: the membrane of connective tissue that closely invests all bones except at the articular surfaces

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