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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Juvenile tesserae and scales usually have a very thin spongiose layer, with vascular canals piercing it (Fig.
The entire primary dentine cap of each scale was first underlain by a thin spongiose aspidine layer.
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.