haversian glands

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haversian glands

Etymology: Clopton Havers; L, glans, acorn
extrasynovial fat pads that may project into the joint space. Also called Havers' glands.


named after the English physician and anatomist Clopton Havers, 1650-1702.

haversian canal
any of the anastomosing axial channels of the haversian system in compact bone, containing blood and lymph vessels, and nerves.
haversian glands
synovial villi.
haversian system
the basic unit of compact bone consisting of a haversian canal and its concentrically arranged cylindrical lamellae. Called also osteon.