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Spongiosa

Definition

(noun) plural form of spongiosum

(anatomy)

Term which may be used alone to mean the spongy substance of bone (i.e. derived from the Latin term: substantia spongiosa ossium).


Supplement

The spongy substance of bone is found in the epiphyseal area of long bones or inner cavities of bones. There are two types of spongiosa: the primary spongiosa and secondary spongiosa.


Word origin: from Latin spongia, from Greek spongiā, from spongos; bone.

Related terms: primary spongiosa, secondary spongiosa, substantia spongiosa.

See also: spongy bone, trabecular bone, spongy substance.


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