noun. 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.
- tissue layer
Example sentences of the word periosteum
1. Noun, singular or mass
It is indicated for use where there are deep aching pains, which often occur after the bones’ covering, the periosteum, has been bruised or the tendons have been injured.