Periople to Perjure

(Per"i*o*ple) n. [F. périople, from Gr. about + the hoof of a horse.] (Anat.) The external smooth horny layer of the hoof of the horse and allied animals.

(Per`i*op"lic) a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the periople; connected with the periople.

(Per`i*os"te*al) a. (Anat.) Situated around bone; of or pertaining to the periosteum.

(||Per`i*os"te*um) n. [NL., fr. Gr. round the bones; around + a bone: cf. L. periosteon.] (Anat.) The membrane of fibrous connective tissue which closely invests all bones except at the articular surfaces.

(||Per`i*os*ti"tis) n. [NL. See Periosteum, and -itis.] (Med.) Inflammation of the periosteum.

(||Per`i*os"tra*cum) n.; pl. Periostraca [NL., fr. Gr. around + shell of a testacean.] (Zoöl.) A chitinous membrane covering the exterior of many shells; — called also epidermis.

(Per`i*o"tic) a. [Pref. peri- + Gr. the ear.] (Anat.) Surrounding, or pertaining to the region surrounding, the internal ear; as, the periotic capsule.n. A periotic bone.

(Per`i*pa*te"cian) n. A peripatetic. [Obs.]

(Per`i*pa*tet"ic) a. [L. peripateticus, Gr. fr. to walk about; about + to walk: cf. F. péripatétique.]

1. Walking about; itinerant.

2. Of or pertaining to the philosophy taught by Aristotle (who gave his instructions while walking in the Lyceum at Athens), or to his followers. "The true peripatetic school." Howell.

(Per`i*pa*tet"ic), n.

1. One who walks about; a pedestrian; an itinerant. Tatler.

2. A disciple of Aristotle; an Aristotelian.

(Per`i*pa*tet"ic*al) a. Peripatetic. [R.] Hales.

(Per`i*pa*tet"i*cism) n. [Cf. F. péripatétisme.] The doctrines or philosophical system of the peripatetics. See Peripatetic, n., 2. Lond. Sat. Rev.

(||Pe*rip"a*tus) n. [NL., fr. Gr. a walking about.] (Zoöl.) A genus of lowly organized arthropods, found in South Africa, Australia, and tropical America. It constitutes the order Malacopoda.

(Per`i*pet"al*ous) a. (Bot.) Surrounding, or situated about, the petals.

(Pe*riph"er*al) a.

1. Of or pertaining to a periphery; constituting a periphery; peripheric.

2. (Anat.) External; away from the center; as, the peripheral portion of the nervous system.

(Per`i*pher"ic Per`i*pher"ic*al) a. [Cf. F. périphérique. See Periphery.] See Peripheral.

(Pe*riph"er*y) n.; pl. Peripheries [L. peripheria, Gr. around + to bear, carry: cf. F. périphérie.]

1. The outside or superficial portions of a body; the surface.

2. (Geom.) The circumference of a circle, ellipse, or other figure.

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