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Related to trabeculae: Trabeculae of bone, Trabeculae of spleen
(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.
trabecula(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.
Any of the thick muscular tissue bands attached to the inner walls of the ventricles of the heart.
- a pair of cartilage bars in the vertebrate embryo which form the front part of the floor of the cranium.
- 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.
- the rod-shaped supporting structures of various plant organs.