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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.]
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(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]
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Ha•ver′sian canal′(həˈvɜr ʒən)
any of the channels in bone containing blood vessels and nerves.
[1835–45; after Clopton Havers (d. 1702), English anatomist; see -ian]
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|Noun||1.||Haversian canal - any of the many tiny canals that contain blood vessels and connective tissue and that form a network in bone|
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