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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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