noun, plural perichondria [per-i-kon-dree-uh] . Anatomy.
the membrane of fibrous connective tissue covering the surface of cartilages except at the joints.

1735–45; < Neo-Latin < Greek peri- peri- + chondríon, diminutive of chóndros cartilage

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perichondrium (ˌpɛrɪˈkɒndrɪəm)
n , pl -dria
the white fibrous membrane that covers the surface of cartilage
[C18: New Latin, from peri- + Greek chondros cartilage]

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perichondrium per·i·chon·dri·um (pěr'ĭ-kŏn'drē-əm)
n. pl per·i·chon·dri·a (-drē-ə)
The dense irregular fibrous membrane of connective tissue covering the surface of cartilage except at the endings of joints.

per'i·chon'dri·al (-drē-əl) adj.
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