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Definition of "periosteal" [per•i•os•te•al]

  • Of or pertaining to the periosteum (adjective)

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Use "periosteal" in a sentence
  • "A specific type of infectious disease showing up in skeletal remains and identified as the syndrome of periosteal inflammation was present at both sites, but was thirteen times more common at Hardin Village."
  • "Certainly IN A CHILD which Schiavo, obviously was not, the combination of posterior rib fractures, vertebral compression fractures, and distal femoral periosteal elevation is ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY DIAGNOSTIC for child abuse and any radiologist who missed this diagnosis would be subject to disciplinary action from his peers and state licensing board."
  • ""The skull lesions are unlike those of treponemal disease (e.g., congenital syphilis) and the dramatic forearm calcification is unlike anything we have previously witnessed in over 500 cases of adult syphilis, nor in the periosteal reaction that characterizes yaws and bejel -- disorders in which children (though probably not fetuses) are frequently affected.""