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compact bone

compact bone in Medicine

compact bone com·pact bone (kəm-pākt', kŏm-, kŏm'pākt')
The compact noncancellous portion of bone that consists largely of concentric lamellar osteons and interstitial lamellae. Also called compact substance.

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  • They are twice as strong as oak; one cubic inch of compact bone will support a weight of 5000 pounds.

    A Practical Physiology Albert F. Blaisdell
  • Swelling, for instance, cannot take place in the centre of compact bone tissue.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot Harry Caulton Reeks

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