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Haversian canal

[huh-vur-zhuh n] /həˈvɜr ʒən/
noun, (sometimes lowercase) Anatomy.
a microscopic channel in bone, through which a blood vessel runs.
Origin of Haversian canal
1835-45; named after Clopton Havers (died 1702), English anatomist; see -ian Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for Haversian canal

Haversian canal

(histology) any of the channels that form a network in bone and contain blood vessels and nerves
Word Origin
C19: named after C. Havers (died 1702), English anatomist who discovered them
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Haversian canal in Medicine

haversian canal ha·ver·sian canal (hə-vûr'zhən)
Any of various canals in compact bone through which blood vessels, nerve fibers, and lymphatics pass.

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