Vocabulary for the College-Bound Student chapter 4.25 (peri)

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peri

around, about, near, enclosing

pericardium

membranous sac enclosing the heart

perigee

nearest point to the earth in the orbit of a heavenly body

perihelion

nearest point to the sun in the orbit of a heavenly body

perimeter

whole outer boundary or measurement of a surface or figure

periodontics

branch of dentistry dealing with diseases of the bone and gum tissues supporting the teeth

peripatetic

traveling about; itinerant

peripheral

on the outside boundary; outside or away from the central part; only slightly connected with what is essential; merely incidental

peripheral

device that can be attached to or used with a computer

periphrastic

expressed in a roundabout way; circumlocutory

periscope

instrument permitting those in a submarine a view of the surface

peristalsis

wavelike contraction of the walls of the intestines, which propels the contents onward

peristyle

row of columns around a building or court; the space so enclosed

peritonitis

inflammation of the peritoneum

peritonitis

inflammation of the membrane lining the abdominal cavity and surrounding the organs within it

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