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per·i·os·te·um

 (pĕr′ē-ŏs′tē-əm)
n. pl. per·i·os·te·a (-tē-ə)
The dense fibrous membrane covering the surface of bones except at the joints and serving as an attachment for muscles and tendons.

[New Latin, from Late Latin periosteon, from Greek, from periosteos, around the bone : peri-, peri- + osteon, bone; see ost- in Indo-European roots.]

per′i·os′te·al (-tē-əl), per′i·os′te·ous (-tē-əs) adj.
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periosteum

(ˌpɛrɪˈɒstɪəm)
n, pl -tea (-tɪə)
(Anatomy) a thick fibrous two-layered membrane covering the surface of bones. Also called: periost
[C16: New Latin, from Greek periosteon, from peri- + osteon bone]
ˌperiˈosteal adj
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per•i•os•te•um

(ˌpɛr iˈɒs ti əm)

n., pl. -te•a (-ti ə)
the dense, fibrous connective layer of tissue covering all bones except where ligaments attach and on the surfaces of joints.
[1590–1600; < New Latin; Late Latin periosteon, n. use of neuter of Greek periósteos around the bones. See peri-, osteo-]
per`i•os′te•al, per`i•os′te•ous, adj.
per`i•os′te•al•ly, adv.
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Noun1.periosteum - a dense fibrous membrane covering the surface of bones (except at their extremities) and serving as an attachment for tendons and muscles; contains nerves and blood vessels that nourish the enclosed bone
cambium - the inner layer of the periosteum
tissue layer, membrane - a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
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per·i·os·te·um

n. periosteo, membrana fibrosa gruesa que cubre la superficie de los huesos excepto la superficie articular.
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