- the membrane lining the medullary cavity of a bone.
Origin of endosteum
1880–85; end- + New Latin osteum < Greek ostéon bone
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- a highly vascular membrane lining the marrow cavity of long bones, such as the femur and humerus
Word Origin for endosteum
C19: New Latin, from endo- + Greek osteon bone
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- The thin layer of cells lining the medullary cavity of a bone.medullary membrane
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