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n. pl. en·dos·te·a (-tē-ə)
The thin layer of cells lining the medullary cavity of a bone.

[New Latin : end(o)- + Greek osteon, bone; see ost- in Indo-European roots.]

en·dos′te·al adj.
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Images show well-demarcated radiolucent skeletal lesions and re-modeling of the affected bone with predominant thinning of the cortex and endosteal scalloping.
Autogenous bone grafts contain osteoblast and endosteal osteoprogenitor cells for regenerating the new bone.
Atypical bisphosphonate associated subtrochanteric and femoral shaft stress fractures show specific appearance on bone scintigraphy characterized by mild uptake in multifocal endosteal thickening of the lateral femoral diaphysis.
The stage I wound was then closed, and during the interim between stages, the soft tissue wound matured and the endosteal bone grew into the implant surface.
The hematopoietic stem cell niche is composed of the osteoblasts located along the endosteal surface and the bone marrow blood vessels.
There may be endosteal scalloping of the inner cortex, but the periosteal surface is smooth and nonreactive.
Chemotherapy-resistant human AMI stem cells home to and engraft within the bone-marrow endosteal region.
Several other characteristics, such as the presence of sclerotic margins, soft tissue involvement, a pattern of bony destruction, endosteal scalloping, and the pattern of matrix calcification, can also aid in diagnosis.
Scalloping was present along the endosteal surface of the tarsometatarsal bone adjacent to the threaded stem.
The spongy medullary cavity, sandwiched between layers of dense supporting cortical bone, is where the immunohaematopoietic stem cells home to receptors through particular patterns of adhesion molecules, grow and mature in specialised endosteal areas called niches (Fig.