Pertaining to the periosteum, a dense membrane composed of fibrous connective tissue that closely wraps (invests) all bone, except the bone of articulating surfaces in joints which are covered by synovial membranes. Peri- is a prefix borrowed from the Greek meaning "around or about" and "-osteal" also comes from the Greek, from "osteon" meaning "bone" so periosteal literally pertains to around bone.
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Relating to the periosteum. SYN: periosteous.

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peri·os·te·al .per-ē-'äs-tē-əl adj
1) situated around or produced external to bone
2) of, relating to, or involving the periosteum <a \periosteal sarcoma>

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Periosteal — Per i*os te*al, a. (Anat.) Situated around bone; of or pertaining to the periosteum. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • periosteal — adjective Date: 1830 1. situated around or produced external to bone 2. of, relating to, or involving the periosteum …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • periosteal — See periosteum. * * * …   Universalium

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  • periosteal — adj. pertaining to the membrane which covers bones (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • periosteal — peri·os·te·al …   English syllables

  • periosteal —   a. round a bone.    ♦ periosteum, n. such membranous tissue …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • periosteal — |perē|ästēəl adjective Etymology: periost + al 1. : situated around bone or produced external to existing bone 2. : of, relating to, or involving the periosteum …   Useful english dictionary

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