periosteum
noun (plural periostea) Etymology: New Latin, from Late Latin periosteon, from Greek, neuter of periosteos around the bone, from peri- + osteon bone — more at osseous Date: 1597 the membrane of connective tissue that closely invests all bones except at the articular surfaces

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  • periosteum — 1590s, from Mod.L. periosteum, L. periosteon (c.420), from Gk. periosteon, neut. of periosteos “round the bones,” from peri (see PERI (Cf. peri )) + osteon (see OSSEOUS (Cf. osseous)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Periosteum — Per i*os te*um, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? round the bones; ? around + ? a bone: cf. L. periosteon.] (Anat.) The membrane of fibrous connective tissue which closely invests all bones except at the articular surfaces. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Periostĕum — (gr.), die Knochenhaut. Periostītis, Knochenhautentzündung; Periostōse, oberflächliche Knochengeschwulst …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Periosteum — Periosteum, griech., die Knochenhaut; Periostosis, Knochengeschwulst …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • periosteum — [per΄ē äs′tē əm] n. pl. periostea [per΄ē äs′tēə] [ModL < L periosteon < Gr < peri , around + osteon, bone: see OSTEO ] the membrane of tough, fibrous connective tissue covering all bones except at the joints periosteal [per΄ē äs′tēəl]… …   English World dictionary

  • Periosteum — Infobox Anatomy Name = Periosteum Latin = GraySubject = GrayPage = Caption = compact spongy bone Caption2 = Meninges of the CNS System = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = p 13 DorlandsSuf = 12628368 Periosteum is a membrane that lines the… …   Wikipedia

  • periosteum — periosteal, periosteous, adj. periosteally, adv. /per ee os tee euhm/, n., pl. periostea / tee euh/. Anat. the normal investment of bone, consisting of a dense, fibrous outer layer, to which muscles attach, and a more delicate, inner layer… …   Universalium

  • Periosteum — The periosteum is a dense membrane composed of fibrous connective tissue that closely wraps (invests) all bone, except that of the articulating surfaces in joints which are covered by a synovial membrane. Peri is a prefix borrowed from the Greek… …   Medical dictionary

  • periosteum — n. a layer of dense connective tissue that covers the surface of a bone except at the articular surfaces. The outer layer of the periosteum is extremely dense and contains a large number of blood vessels. The inner layer is more cellular in… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Periosteum — antkaulis statusas T sritis gyvūnų anatomija, gyvūnų morfologija atitikmenys: lot. Periosteum ryšiai: platesnis terminas – kaulinė dalis …   Veterinarinės anatomijos, histologijos ir embriologijos terminai

  • Periosteum — antkaulis statusas T sritis gyvūnų raida, augimas, ontogenezė, embriologija atitikmenys: lot. Periosteum ryšiai: platesnis terminas – membraninė osteogenezė siauresnis terminas – kaulo kilmės sluoksnis …   Veterinarinės anatomijos, histologijos ir embriologijos terminai

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