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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