Definition of perichondrium in English:

perichondrium

Line breaks: peri|chon¦drium
Pronunciation: /ˌpɛrɪˈkɒndrɪəm
 
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noun

Anatomy
  • The connective tissue that envelops cartilage where it is not at a joint.
    More 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.

Origin

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

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