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spongy bone

spongy bone in Medicine

spongy bone n.

  1. Bone in which the spicules form a latticework, with interstices filled with embryonic connective tissue or bone marrow. Also called cancellous bone, spongy substance, trabecular bone.

  2. Any of the turbinate bones.

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  • At the same time beneath the perichondrium osteoblasts are developed which also begin to give rise to spongy bone.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The marrow and spongy bone first disappear, the compact tissue then becomes thin, and pathological fracture may result.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • This rarefaction of the spongy bone is the earliest change seen with the X-rays.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • It presents on section a layer of articular cartilage on the convex aspect and a variable thickness of spongy bone beneath this.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • The motion of these parts likewise is impeded or lost, and the whole of the foot becomes one mass of spongy bone.

    Domestic Animals Richard L. Allen
  • After death from chronic poisoning it is found present even in the brain and spongy bone.

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