Perichondrium

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perichondrium

[‚per·ə′kän·drē·əm]
(anatomy)
The fibrous connective tissue covering cartilage, except at joints.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Perichondrium

 

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.
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