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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Both HA/Zr[O.sub.2]/PRP and HA/Zr[O.sub.2] scaffolds induced woven bone along with lamellar bone and immature Haversian canal formation.
Viable bone evident with blood vessels within Haversian canals (d; and e;) and necrotic bone evident with empty Haversian canal (f).
Our study has shown that in rare cases Haversian canal has an eccentric position.
Nanoindentation allows specific regions to be tested (e.g., 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).