Definition of perichondrium in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌperəˈkändrēəm/


The connective tissue that envelops cartilage where it is not at a joint.
Example sentences
  • 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'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: per·i·chon·dri·um

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.