Haversian canal

Haversian canal

[huh-vur-zhuhn]
noun (sometimes lowercase) Anatomy.
a microscopic channel in bone, through which a blood vessel runs.

Origin:
1835–45; named after Clopton Havers (died 1702), English anatomist; see -ian

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Haversian canal (hæˈvɜːʃən)
 
n
histology any of the channels that form a network in bone and contain blood vessels and nerves
 
[C19: named after C. Havers (died 1702), English anatomist who discovered them]

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haversian canal ha·ver·sian canal (hə-vûr'zhən)
n.
Any of various canals in compact bone through which blood vessels, nerve fibers, and lymphatics pass.

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