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Secondary spongiosa

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Definition

The spongy substance formed from the conversion of primary spongiosa, thereby, composed of the enlarged mineralized bony trabeculae of the primary spongiosa.


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

Related forms: secondary spongiosum.

Compare: primary spongiosa.
See also: spongiosa.