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Definition of «Perichondrium»


Perichondrium: A dense membrane composed of fibrous connective tissue that closely wraps (invests) all cartilage, except the cartilage in joints which is covered by a synovial membrane. Peri- is a prefix borrowed from the Greek meaning "around or about" and "-chondrium" also comes from a Greek word "chondros" meaning "cartilage or gristle."

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