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Anatomy Term: perichondrium
XAO ID: 0004049
Definition: "A layer of dense irregular connective tissue that surrounds the cartilage of developing bone, consisting of two separate layers: an outer fibrous layer and inner chondrogenic layer. The fibrous layer contains fibroblasts, which produce collagenous fibers. The chondrogenic layer remains undifferentiated and can form chondroblasts or chondrocytes. Perichondrium is a type of connective tissue, and also functions in the growth and repair of cartilage. Once vascularized, the perichondrium becomes the periosteum."
Stage Range: NF stage 33 and 34 to death
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Anatomy Item Stage Range
periosteum NF stage 45 to death
periosteum (sensu fibrous layer) NF stage 45 to death
periosteum (sensu osteogenic layer) NF stage 45 to death

Parent(s): connective tissue (is_a)


References: Ontology Lookup Service , XB ANATOMY ONTOLOGY