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1. The act of strutting; a pompous step or walk.

2. In general, any piece of a frame which resists thrust or pressure in the direction of its own length. See brace, and Illust. Of Frame, and roof.

3. (Science: engineering) Any part of a machine or structure, of which the principal function is to hold things apart; a brace subjected to compressive stress; the opposite of stay, and tie.

Origin: For senses 2 & 3 cf. LG. Strutt rigid.

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Pigeon's trabeculae

Dear all Does any one got an idea about the thickness of the single strut of trabeculae in pigeon's femur? Please give some reference if ' yes '. Zartasha

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by Zartasha
Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Pigeon's trabeculae
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Bone remodelling

... may be found in the clinical literature. For example, after complete removal of a metacarpal and its replacement with graft consisting of a strut of tibial bone, the graft becomes remodelled to resemble a real metacarpal; the graft continues to function after 52 years (4.1.5). In the standards ...

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by Dr.Stein
Mon Nov 28, 2005 2:09 am
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Bone remodelling
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