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(noun) plural form of spongiosum


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


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.