osteone


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os·te·on

, osteone (os'tē-on, -ōn),
A central canal containing blood capillaries and the concentric osseous lamellae around it occurring in compact bone.
Synonym(s): haversian system
[G. osteon, bone]

os·te·on

, osteone (os'tē-on, -ōn)
A central canal containing blood capillaries and the concentric osseous lamellae around it occurring in compact bone.
Synonym(s): haversian system.
[G. osteon, bone]

os·te·on

, osteone (os'tē-on, -ōn)
A central canal containing blood capillaries and the concentric osseous lamellae around it occurring in compact bone.
Synonym(s): haversian system.
[G. osteon, bone]

osteone

the microscopic unit of compact bone construction; consists of thin lamellae of bone arranged in a series of concentric tubules around a small central canal.