- Pertaining to the periosteum, a dense membrane composed of fibrous connective tissue that closely wraps (invests) all bone, except the bone of articulating surfaces in joints which are covered by synovial membranes. Peri- is a prefix borrowed from the Greek meaning "around or about" and "-osteal" also comes from the Greek, from "osteon" meaning "bone" so periosteal literally pertains to around bone.
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* * *peri·os·te·al .per-ē-'äs-tē-əl adj1) situated around or produced external to bone2) of, relating to, or involving the periosteum <a \periosteal sarcoma>
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periosteal — PERIOSTEÁL, Ă adj. Al periostului. [pron. te al. / cf. engl. periosteal]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN … Dicționar Român
Periosteal — Per i*os te*al, a. (Anat.) Situated around bone; of or pertaining to the periosteum. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
periosteal — adjective Date: 1830 1. situated around or produced external to bone 2. of, relating to, or involving the periosteum … New Collegiate Dictionary
periosteal — See periosteum. * * * … Universalium
periosteal — adjective Of or pertaining to the periosteum … Wiktionary
periosteal — adj. pertaining to the membrane which covers bones (Anatomy) … English contemporary dictionary
periosteal — peri·os·te·al … English syllables
periosteal — a. round a bone. ♦ periosteum, n. such membranous tissue … Dictionary of difficult words
periosteal — |perē|ästēəl adjective Etymology: periost + al 1. : situated around bone or produced external to existing bone 2. : of, relating to, or involving the periosteum … Useful english dictionary
periosteal elevator — n a surgical instrument used to separate the periosteum from bone … Medical dictionary