Definition of perichondrium in English:

perichondrium

noun

Anatomy
  • The connective tissue that envelops cartilage where it is not at a joint.

    • ‘A septal hematoma is a blood-filled cavity between the cartilage and the supporting perichondrium.’
    • ‘Fibrocartilage has no identifiable perichondrium and differs in this regard from hyaline and elastic cartilage.’
    • ‘There was no apparent relationship with the cricoid perichondrium.’
    • ‘Because cartilage derives its nutrition by diffusion from the perichondrium, necrosis and consequent structural deformity occurs.’
    • ‘Using the chisel elevator, the surgeon elevates the inner perichondrium from the underlying cartilage in all directions.’

Origin

Mid 18th century: modern Latin, from peri- ‘around’ + Greek khondros cartilage.

Pronunciation:

perichondrium

/ˌpɛrɪˈkɒndrɪəm/