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periosteum Explained

periosteum at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(pl) periostea

periosteum at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Dense membrane over bones. The fibrous outer layer contains nerve fibers and many blood vessels, which supply cells in the bone. The bone-producing cells of the inner layer are most prominent in fetal life and early childhood, when bone formation is at its peak. In adulthood they are less active but vital to continuous bone remodeling. When bone is injured, they multiply profusely to produce new bone.

Periosteum at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Periosteum \Per`i*os"te*um\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? round the bones;
? around + ? a bone: cf. L. periosteon.] (Anat.)
The membrane of fibrous connective tissue which closely
invests all bones except at the articular surfaces.

periosteum at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : 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
[also: {periostea} (pl)]

periosteum at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » περί|sc=polytonic||about, around|lang=grc|tr=peri + Inter: term » ὀστέον|sc=polytonic||bone|lang=grc|tr=osteon.


Inter: en-nou » n
  • A membrane surrounding a bone.


    Inter: trans-top » membrane surrounding a bone
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|percutaneo
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|okostna|f

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|periósteo|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|benhinna|c

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: io » periosteum
    Translation: id » periosteum
    Translation: hu » periosteum
    Translation: my » periosteum
    Translation: pl » periosteum
    Translation: ta » periosteum
    Translation: vi » periosteum
    Translation: zh » periosteum