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Haversian canal

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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.

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