\pˈi͡əɹɪəstˈiːəm], \pˈiəɹɪəstˈiːəm], \p_ˈiə_ɹ_ɪ__ə_s_t_ˈiː__ə_m]\
Definitions of PERIOSTEUM
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1920 - A dictionary of scientific terms.
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
The periosteum is a fibrous, white, resisting medium, which surrounds the bones everywhere, except the teeth at their coronae, and the parts of other bones that are covered with cartilage. The external surface is united, in a more or less intimate manner, to the neighbouring parts by areolar tissue. Its inner surface covers the bone, whose depressions it accurately follows. It is united to the bone by small, fibrous prolongations; and, especially, by a prodigious quantity of vessels, which penetrate their substance. The periosteum unites the bones to the neighbouring parts. It assists in their growth, either by furnishing, at its inner surface, as M. Beclard demonstrated, an alhuminous exudation, which becomes cartilaginous, and at length ossifies ;-or by supporting the vessels, which penetrate them to carry the materials of their nutrition. See Medullary membrane.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland