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n. pl. per·i·chon·dri·a (-drē-ə)
The fibrous membrane of connective tissue covering the surface of cartilage except at the endings of joints.

[New Latin : peri- + Greek khondros, cartilage; see chondro-.]

per′i·chon′dri·al (-drē-əl) adj.


n, pl -dria (-drɪə)
(Anatomy) the white fibrous membrane that covers the surface of cartilage
[C18: New Latin, from peri- + Greek chondros cartilage]
ˌperiˈchondrial, ˌperiˈchondral adj


(ˌpɛr ɪˈkɒn dri əm)

n., pl. -dri•a (-dri ə)
the membrane of fibrous connective tissue covering the surface of cartilages except at the joints.
[1735–45; < New Latin < Greek peri- peri- + -chondrion, derivative of chóndros cartilage]
per`i•chon′dral, per`i•chon′dri•al, adj.
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The perichondral spurs and linguiform enchondral growth plates results in "maple leaf' like contour of the metaphysis of tubular bones.
The absence of formation of normal primary spongiosa in the metaphysis, the presence of a thin seal of bone at the chondro-osseous junction, with abnormal metaphyseal vascular invasion and arrest of endochondral growth, these findings suggest an uncoupling of endochondral and perichondral growth, and thus, dumbbell-shaped morphological structure of the osseous metaphysis seen in these patients.
The clinical examinations on human patients following perichondral or periosteal grafts have disappointing results.