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tra·bec·u·la

 (trə-bĕk′yə-lə)
n. pl. tra·bec·u·lae (-lē′)
1. Any of the supporting strands of connective tissue projecting into an organ and constituting part of the framework of that organ.
2. Any of the fine spicules forming a network in cancellous bone.

[Latin trabēcula, little beam or bar, diminutive of trabs, trab-, beam; see treb- in Indo-European roots.]

tra·bec′u·lar adj.

trabecula

(trəˈbɛkjʊlə)
n, pl -lae (-ˌliː)
1. (Anatomy) any of various rod-shaped structures that divide organs into separate chambers
2. (Botany) any of various rod-shaped cells or structures that bridge a cavity, as within the capsule of a moss or across the lumen of a cell
[C19: via New Latin from Latin: a little beam, from trabs a beam]
traˈbecular, traˈbeculate, traˈbecuˌlated adj

tra•bec•u•la

(trəˈbɛk yə lə)

n., pl. -lae (-ˌli)
1. a structural body part that resembles a beam or a crossbar.
2. any of the barlike tissue structures that extend across the cavity in a plant duct or sac, as in the sporangium of a moss.
[1815–25; < New Latin trabēcula, Latin: little beam]
tra•bec′u•lar, tra•bec′u•late (-lɪt, -ˌleɪt) adj.
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Noun1.trabecula - rod-shaped structures of fibrous tissue that divide an organ into parts (as in the penis) or stabilize the structure of an organ (as in the spleen)trabecula - rod-shaped structures of fibrous tissue that divide an organ into parts (as in the penis) or stabilize the structure of an organ (as in the spleen)
fibrous tissue - tissue consisting of or containing fibers in both animals and plants
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On nerves and nerve endings in the conducting system of the moderator band (septomarginal trabecula).
Roshchevskaya, "Morphology of moderator bands (septomarginal trabecula) in porcine heart ventricles," Journal of Veterinary Medicine Series C: Anatomia Histologia Embryologia, vol.
One such protrusion is the septal band or septomarginal trabecula. It reinforces the septal surface where at the base it divides into limbs that embrace the septal limb of supraventricular crest.