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Haversian canal

Definition
noun
Any of the small vascular canals at the center of the osteon, running longitudinally to the length of a bone, and containing blood vessels, nerves and lymphatics.
Supplement
The Haversian canals constitute the compact region of the bone.
Word origin: named after the British physician, Clopton Havers.
Synonym:

  • Leeuwenhoek’s canals


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