spongiose


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spon·gi·ose

(spŭn'jē-ōs),
Resembling or characteristic of a sponge.
[L. spongiosus]

spon·gi·ose

(spŏn'jē-ōs)
Resembling or characteristic of a sponge.
[L. spongiosus]
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The canals can be open on the lower surface in young scales as mentioned above, or be entirely in the spongiose layer in adult scales.
In adult exoskeletal elements three layers can be distinguished: (1) the upper layer of the orthodentine of ridges and tubercles, (2) the middle spongiose layer, and (3) the denser basal layer.
The middle layer, which is very thick in old tesserae, is of well-expressed spongiose aspidine tissue penetrated by vascular canals.