[ en-dos-tee-uhm ]

noun,plural en·dos·te·a [en-dos-tee-uh]. /ɛnˈdɒs ti ə/. Anatomy.
  1. the membrane lining the medullary cavity of a bone.

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Origin of endosteum

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

Other words from endosteum

  • en·dos·te·al, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for endosteum


/ (ɛnˈdɒstɪəm) /

nounplural -tea (-tɪə)
  1. a highly vascular membrane lining the marrow cavity of long bones, such as the femur and humerus

Origin of endosteum

C19: New Latin, from endo- + Greek osteon bone

Derived forms of endosteum

  • endosteal, adjective

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