Dictionary.com

endosteum

[ en-dos-tee-uhm ]
/ ɛnˈdɒs ti əm /
Save This Word!

noun, plural en·dos·te·a [en-dos-tee-uh]. /ɛnˈdɒs ti ə/. Anatomy.

the membrane lining the medullary cavity of a bone.

QUIZZES

THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?

Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
Question 1 of 8
Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of endosteum

1880–85; end- + New Latin osteum<Greek ostéon bone

OTHER WORDS FROM endosteum

en·dos·te·al, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

British Dictionary definitions for endosteum

endosteum
/ (ɛnˈdɒstɪəm) /

noun plural -tea (-tɪə)

a highly vascular membrane lining the marrow cavity of long bones, such as the femur and humerus

Derived forms of endosteum

endosteal, adjective

Word Origin for endosteum

C19: New Latin, from endo- + Greek osteon bone
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for endosteum

endosteum
[ ĕn-dŏstē-əm ]

n. pl. en•dos•te•a (-tē-ə)

The thin layer of cells lining the medullary cavity of a bone.medullary membrane

Other words from endosteum

en•doste•al adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Tired of Typos? Get Help Now!