Periosteum

a connective tissue layer containing osteoblasts on the external aspect of all bones. see alsoendosteum.
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periosteum

[n] - a dense fibrous membrane covering the surface of bones (except at their extremities) and serving as an attachment for tendons and muscles
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Periosteum

is the inelastic membrane bounding the exterior surface of a bone. The periosteum plays an active part in the blood supply to cortical bone, in fracture repair and in bone remodeling. It is continuous with the perichondrium â€` the membrane that bounds the periphery of the physis.
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Periosteum

the tissue covering bones, except the surfaces in joints
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Periosteum

A tough 'membrane' of variable thickness which covers bone and is firmly and directly attached to it
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Periosteum

Periosteum: The periosteum is a dense membrane composed of fibrous connective tissue that closely wraps (invests) all bone, except that of the articulating surfaces in joints which are covered by a synovial membrane. 'Peri-' is a prefix borrowed from the Greek meaning 'around or about' and '-osteum' also comes from the Greek, from 'osteon' meaning ...
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Periosteum

Per`i·os'te·um noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... round the bones; ... around + ... a bone: confer Latin periosteon .] (Anat.) The membrane of fibrous connective tissue which closely invests all bones except at the articular surfaces.
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periosteum

<anatomy> The membrane of fibrous connective tissue which closely invests all bones except at the articular surfaces. ... Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Round the bones; around + a bone: cf. L. Periosteon. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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periosteum

noun 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
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periosteum

(per″e-os´te-әm) a specialized connective tissue covering all bones of the body, and possessing bone-forming potentialities. Periosteum also serves as a point of attachment for certain muscles. The connective tissues of the muscle fuse with the fibrous layers of periosteum. adj., perios´teal., adj.
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Periosteum

• (n.) The membrane of fibrous connective tissue which closely invests all bones except at the articular surfaces.
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periosteum

dense fibrous membrane covering the surfaces of bones, consisting of an outer fibrous layer and an inner cellular layer (cambium). The outer layer is ... [3 related articles]
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periosteum

periosteum (s), periostea (pl) 1. 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. 2. A dense membrane composed of fibrous connective tissue that closely wraps (invests) all bone, except t...
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Periosteum

The periosteum is the tough, vascular membrane which covers the surface of a bone, except for the articular cartilage. The periosteum contains the blood vessels which supply nutrients to the bones enabling them to regenerate. The bones of the skull feature no such periosteum, and so cannot regenerate themselves. The periosteum also facilitates the ...
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periosteum

Type: Term Pronunciation: per′ē-os′tē-ŭm, -ă Definitions: 1. The thick, fibrous membrane covering the entire surface of a bone except its articular cartilage and the areas where it attaches to tendons and ligaments. In young bones, it consists of two layers: an inner cellular layer that is osteogenic, forming new bon...
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PERIOSTEUM

The highly sensitive connective tissue sheathing the bones; it contains a rich blood supply and provides for the nutrition, growth, repair, and protection of the underlying bone.
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periosteum

Greek peri = around, and osteon = bone; hence, the membrane around a bone.
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periosteum

(per;e-os;te-um) A fibrous connective tissue covering the outer surface of bone.
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periosteum

(per;e-os;te-um) A fibrous connective tissue covering the outer surface of bone.
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Periosteum

Periosteum is the layer of dense connective tissue surrounding the surface of a bone. The sheath of tissue is made up of both compact and cancellous tissue containing nerves and blood vessels that carry nourishment for the bone. The periosteum also provides attachment for muscles, tendons and ligaments. As opposed to the bone itself, the periosteum...
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Periosteum

Periosteum (from Greek περί (peri `around`) and ὀστοῦν(ostoun `bone`)) is a membrane that covers the outer surface of all bones, except at the joints of long bones.{refn|group=nb|At the joints of long bones the bone`s outer surface is lined with `articular cartilage`, a type of hyaline cartilage.} Endosteum lines the inner surfa...
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periosteum

the compact and cancellous tissues of bone together; beneath the hard outer shell of the periosteum, there are tunnels and canals through which blood and lymphatic vessels run to carry nourishment for the bone; muscles, ligaments, and tendons may attach to the periosteum.
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Periosteum

A fibrous membrane that covers bones and serves as the site of attachment for skeletal muscles; cont
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