from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The dense fibrous membrane covering the surface of bones except at the joints and serving as an attachment for muscles and tendons.
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- n. A membrane surrounding a bone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The membrane of fibrous connective tissue which closely invests all bones except at the articular surfaces.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The enveloping membrane of bones; a dense fibrous membrane firmly investing the surface of bones, except where they are covered by cartilage.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
The shaft is covered by a membrane called the periosteum and is what the muscles attach to.
The treatment for injuries to the periosteum is the same as that recommended for splints.
The mildest degree consists in a bruising of the periosteum, which is raised from the bone by an effusion of blood, constituting a _hæmatoma of the periosteum_.
They are found in skin and on internal surfaces such as periosteum and joint surfaces.
The ribs were slippery with their covering of periosteum, but once I had a good grip, they broke off easily; it required no more effort than snapping a stick in two.
As the growth in length continues, thickness is achieved as the osteoblasts deposit new bone tissue in the periosteum.
The outer layer of the periosteum is very dense and contains large numbers of blood vessels.
Nutritionist Bruce Watkins at Purdue University has found that they stimulate bone-building cells in the periosteum, the membrane that covers the long bones.
La vara está cubierto por un membrano llamado la periosteum y es en donde se atan los musculos.
The meat is always slightly more raw closer to the bone, and I love ripping the bloody, fibrous mess away along with the chewy periosteum.