(redirected from perichondral)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical.


The fibrous connective tissue covering cartilage, except at joints.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



connective tissue that invests cartilage. Perichondrial cells become differentiated into cartilaginous cells at the same time as the dense homogeneous basic matter of the cartilage forms. In young organisms the perichondrium is converted to periosteum in the process of the development of bone from cartilage.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
These recently introduced resurfacing alternatives include periosteal and perichondral grafts, morselized autologous osteochondral mixtures, biomaterials, autologous chondrocyte transplantation, osteochondral allografts, and autologous osteochondral transplantation.
This view could be indirectly supported by the noticeable incidence of bony lesions such as giant cell tumor in males.[2] On the other hand, Schilling et al[3] claimed that the tensile forces exerted by the laryngeal skeletal muscles, especially the vocalis muscles, on the local perichondral or periosteal surfaces may contribute to focal changes in the ossified cartilage, predisposing to tissue turnover and secondary neovascularization.