Definition of Periosteum

1. Noun. 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.

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Generic synonyms: Membrane, Tissue Layer



Definition of Periosteum

1. n. The membrane of fibrous connective tissue which closely invests all bones except at the articular surfaces.

Definition of Periosteum

1. Noun. A membrane surrounding a bone. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Periosteum

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Medical Definition of Periosteum

1. The membrane of fibrous connective tissue which closely invests all bones except at the articular surfaces. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Round the bones; around + a bone: cf. L. Periosteon. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Periosteum

periosteal reflex
periosteal sarcoma
periosteally
periosteitis
periosteo-
periosteoma
periosteomedullitis
periosteomyelitis
periosteopathy
periosteophyte
periosteoplastic amputation
periosteosis
periosteotome
periosteotomy
periosteous
periosteum (current term)
periosteum cranii
periosteums
periostin
periostitis
periostitises
periostoma
periostosis
periostosteitis
periostotome
periostotomy
periostraca
periostracal
periostracum
periosts

Literary usage of Periosteum

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1. Clinical Rheumatology: A Problem-oriented Approach to Diagnosis and Management by Roland W. Moskowitz (1921)
"periosteum.1 Definition.—The periosteum is the formative and protective membrane which ... All periosteum has certain structural characteristics in common, ..."

2. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1915)
"3 periosteum and muscles retracted; electric saw used to cut through the bases ... Transplant with free border covered by periosteum is inserted between cut ..."

3. Anatomy, descriptive and surgical by Henry Gray (1864)
"Nerves are distributed freely to the periosteum, and accompany the nutritious arteries ... periosteum. The bones are covered by a tough fibrous membrane, ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"Bone during life is permeated by vessels, and is enclosed, except where it is coated with articular cartilage, in a fibrous membrane, the periosteum, ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1859)
"The periosteum was thus, in the first place, isolated from all the ... The strip of periosteum which it was desired to detach was then marked ont with the ..."

6. General Surgical Pathology and Therapeutics, in Fifty Lectures: A Textbook by Theodor Billroth (1880)
"I must here remark that this represents only a part of the periosteum that is ... Upon this just described inner layer of the periosteum lies, ..."

7. The Science and Art of Surgery: A Treatise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases by John Eric Erichsen (1885)
"Thus inflammation commencing in the periosteum, if it last for any length of time, always produc-ь more or less marked changes in the compact tissue beneath ..."

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