spongy bone n.
Bone in which the spicules form a latticework, with interstices filled with embryonic connective tissue or bone marrow. Also called cancellous bone, spongy substance, trabecular bone.
Any of the turbinate bones.
At the same time beneath the perichondrium osteoblasts are developed which also begin to give rise to spongy bone.
The marrow and spongy bone first disappear, the compact tissue then becomes thin, and pathological fracture may result.
This rarefaction of the spongy bone is the earliest change seen with the X-rays.
It presents on section a layer of articular cartilage on the convex aspect and a variable thickness of spongy bone beneath this.
The motion of these parts likewise is impeded or lost, and the whole of the foot becomes one mass of spongy bone.
After death from chronic poisoning it is found present even in the brain and spongy bone.