|—n , pl -lae|
|1.||any of various rod-shaped structures that divide organs into separate chambers|
|2.||any of various rod-shaped cells or structures that bridge a cavity, as within the capsule of a moss or across the lumen of a cell|
|[C19: via New Latin from Latin: a little beam, from trabs a beam]|
trabecula tra·bec·u·la (trə-běk'yə-lə)
n. pl. tra·bec·u·lae (-lē')
Any of the supporting strands of connective tissue projecting into an organ and constituting part of the framework of that organ.
Any of the fine spicules forming a network in cancellous bone.