Haversian canal


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ha·ver·sian canal

 (hə-vûr′zhən)
n.
Any of various canals in compact bone through which blood vessels, nerve fibers, and lymphatics pass.

[After Clopton Havers (1650?-1702), English physician and anatomist.]

Haversian canal

(hæˈvɜːʃən)
n
(Biology) 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]

Ha•ver′sian canal′

(həˈvɜr ʒən)
n.
(sometimes l.c.)
any of the channels in bone containing blood vessels and nerves.
[1835–45; after Clopton Havers (d. 1702), English anatomist; see -ian]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Haversian canal - any of the many tiny canals that contain blood vessels and connective tissue and that form a network in boneHaversian canal - any of the many tiny canals that contain blood vessels and connective tissue and that form a network in bone
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
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Our study has shown that in rare cases Haversian canal has an eccentric position.
a lamella in a Haversian canal around a bone cell, or a local region of a polymer that is known to have a larger microstructure).
Typically, lesions include Haversian canals and lamellar bone surrounded by dense fibrous tissue.