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Search Results for: osteon

Osteon

osteon A central canal containing blood capillaries and the concentric osseous lamellae around it occurring in compact... Read More

Lacuna

Definition of Lacuna What is lacuna? The word "lacuna" (noun, plural: lacunae) is derived from the Latin word- 'lacus',... Read More

Compact bone

Definition noun, plural: compact bones A type of osseous tissue consisting of closely packed osteons or haversian systems,... Read More

Compact substance

Definition noun A type of osseous tissue consisting of closely packed osteons or haversian systems, and forms the extremely... Read More

Bone

Definition noun, plural: bones The rigid organ comprised of bone tissues, and forms the skeleton of most... Read More

Concentric lamella

Concentric lamella One of the concentric tubular layers of bone surrounding the central canal in an osteon. Synonym:... Read More

Osteoblast

Definition noun, plural: osteoblasts A type of bone cell that arises from fibroblasts, and upon maturity, becomes associated... Read More

Osteichthyes

Definition noun A taxonomic superclass of a diverse group of fish that have skeletons composed primarily of bone... Read More