trabecula carnea

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trabecula carnea

[trəbek′yələ] pl. trabeculae carneae
Etymology: L, little beam, carneus, flesh
any one of the irregular bands and bundles of muscle projecting from the inner surfaces near the apex of the ventricles of the heart. Also called Rathke's bundles. Compare chordae tendineae. See also heart, left ventricle, right ventricle.