endosteum

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

Origin of endosteum

1880–85; end- + New Latin osteum < Greek ostéon bone
Related formsen·dos·te·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for endosteum

endosteum

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

Word Origin for endosteum

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

endosteum

[ĕn-dŏstē-əm]
n. pl. en•dos•te•a (-tē-ə)
  1. The thin layer of cells lining the medullary cavity of a bone.medullary membrane
Related formsen•doste•al adj.
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