Perichondritis
Inflammation of the perichondrium, a dense membrane composed of fibrous connective tissue that closely wraps all cartilage, except the cartilage in joints which is covered by a synovial membrane. The word "perichondritis" comes from Greek roots: "peri-" is a prefix meaning "around or about"; "-chondr-" is from "chondros" meaning "cartilage or gristle"; and "-itis" is a suffix meaning "inflammation" = literally, inflammation around cartilage.
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- peristernal p. SYN: Tietze syndrome.
- relapsing p. SYN: relapsing polychondritis.

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peri·chon·dri·tis -.kän-'drīt-əs n inflammation of a perichondrium

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n.
inflammation of cartilage and surrounding soft tissues, usually due to chronic infection. A common site is the external ear.

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peri·chon·dri·tis (per″e-kon-driґtis) inflammation of the perichondrium.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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