[ en-dos-tee-uhm ]
/ ɛnˈdɒs ti əm /
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noun, plural en·dos·te·a [en-dos-tee-uh]. /ɛnˈdɒs ti ə/. Anatomy.
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 endosteumen·dos·te·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for 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 endosteumendosteal, adjective
Word Origin for endosteum
C19: New Latin, from endo- + Greek osteon bone
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Medical definitions for endosteum
[ ĕn-dŏs′tē-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 endosteumen•dos′te•al adj.
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