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English definition of “periosteum”


noun [C]     /ˌper.ɪˈɒs.ti.əm/ US  /ˌper.iˈɑs.ti.əm/ (plural periostea) specialized
a thin layer of tissue surrounding the outer layer of all bones: The periosteum of the skull is called the pericranium.Substances and structures in the body
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