Definitions for "Periosteum"
The membrane of fibrous connective tissue which closely invests all bones except at the articular surfaces.
All the bones in the body are covered by this specialized connective tissue. It has the potential of forming bones. The periosteum has two layers: The outside one is a network of dense connective tissue with blood vessels, and the deep one is loosely arranged collaginous bundles with spindle-shaped connective tissue cells and a network of thin, elastic fibers. The periosteum is very sensitive to pain. Example: A kick in the shin.
layer, or "skin" of fibrous inner tissue on surface of bone.