Definition of perichondrium in English:


Syllabification: per·i·chon·dri·um
Pronunciation: /ˌperiˈkändrēəm


The connective tissue that envelops cartilage where it is not at a joint.
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  • Using the chisel elevator, the surgeon elevates the inner perichondrium from the underlying cartilage in all directions.
  • A septal hematoma is a blood-filled cavity between the cartilage and the supporting perichondrium.
  • There was no apparent relationship with the cricoid perichondrium.


mid 18th century: modern Latin, from peri- 'around' + Greek khondros 'cartilage'.

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