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(in ophthalmology) the part of the eye in front of the canal of Schlemm and within the angle created by the iris and the cornea, responsible for aqueous drainage.


(tră-bĕk′ū-lă) (-lē) plural.trabeculae [L., a little beam]
1. A cord of tissue that serves as a supporting structure by forming a septum that extends into an organ from its wall or capsule.
2. The network of osseous tissue that makes up the cancellous structure of a bone.

trabecula carneae

Any of the thick muscular tissue bands attached to the inner walls of the ventricles of the heart.


  1. a pair of cartilage bars in the vertebrate embryo which form the front part of the floor of the cranium.
  2. the bony columns in long bones which may become ossified and solidified but which in birds remain intact to provide a light skeleton for flight.
  3. the rod-shaped supporting structures of various plant organs.
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Also, the predominant epithelial morphological pattern (ducts, trabeculae and solid nests) was significantly associated with cuboidal cells (p<0.
In H&E-stained ON [sup]+ specimens, lacunae and/or pyknotic nuclei were observed in osteocytes in the trabeculae.
Histologically, it displays fibrous tissue with randomly oriented woven bone trabeculae.
Trabecular bone is composed of trabeculae in the form of rods and plates, and trabecular bone microstructure may vary across anatomical locations [9, 24].
The discussion is further complicated by the fact that although lumbar and thoracic spine have more trabeculae,19 decrease of BMD was more significantly marked in spine compared to other skeletal sites.
Tracy Kivell, Reader in Biological Anthropology, both of Kent's School of Anthropology and Conservation, used new techniques to reveal how fossil species were using their hands by examining the internal spongey structure of bone called trabeculae.
The osteoid trabeculae were variable in size and thickness and were covered by plump osteoblast, which were also seen as a collection in between the osteoid trabeculae.
Multiple trabeculae of newly formed bone tissue forming dense aggregations are arranged round the implant designs.
CT is invaluable in demonstrating bone destruction, periosteal reaction, erosions, coarsening of trabeculae and soft-tissue involvement, and may also be used for accurate patient follow-up and assessment of response to therapy.
Bony trabeculae vary in size and often are a combination of woven and lamellar components.
From the capsule, many trabeculae divided the gland into fluid filled lobes (Figure 1).