Perichondrium

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LocationPerichondrium_header_cell_0_2_0 Developing bonePerichondrium_cell_0_2_1
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The perichondrium (from Greek περί, peri, 'around' and χόνδρος, chondros, 'cartilage') is a layer of dense irregular connective tissue that surrounds the cartilage of developing bone. Perichondrium_sentence_0

It consists of two separate layers: an outer fibrous layer and inner chondrogenic layer. Perichondrium_sentence_1

The fibrous layer contains fibroblasts, which produce collagenous fibres. Perichondrium_sentence_2

The chondrogenic layer remains undifferentiated and can form chondroblasts. Perichondrium_sentence_3

Perichondrium can be found around the perimeter of elastic cartilage and hyaline cartilage. Perichondrium_sentence_4

Perichondrium is a type of irregular collagenous ordinary connective tissue, and also functions in the growth and repair of cartilage. Perichondrium_sentence_5

Perichondrium contains type I collagen and type XII collagen. Perichondrium_sentence_6


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