haversian canaliculus

haversian canaliculus

[kan′əlik′yələs]
Etymology: Clopton Havers
any of the many tiny passages radiating from the lacunae of bone tissue to larger haversian canals. See also haversian canal, haversian system.

haversian canaliculus

One of many channels extending from the lacuna of an osteocyte into the bone matrix, to a canaliculus of an adjacent osteocyte. By way of these channels osteocytes remain in contact with one another to transmit nutrients and gases. See: bone for illus
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