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trabecula(tră-bĕk′ū-lă) (-lē) plural.trabeculae [L., a little beam]
1. A cord of tissue that serves as a supporting structure by forming a septum that extends into an organ from its wall or capsule.
2. The network of osseous tissue that makes up the cancellous structure of a bone.
Any of the thick muscular tissue bands attached to the inner walls of the ventricles of the heart.
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- a pair of cartilage bars in the vertebrate embryo which form the front part of the floor of the cranium.
- the bony columns in long bones which may become ossified and solidified but which in birds remain intact to provide a light skeleton for flight.
- the rod-shaped supporting structures of various plant organs.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005