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Haversian canal

[huh-vur-zhuh n]
noun (sometimes lowercase) Anatomy.
  1. a microscopic channel in bone, through which a blood vessel runs.
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Origin of Haversian canal

1835–45; named after Clopton Havers (died 1702), English anatomist; see -ian
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British Dictionary definitions for haversian canal

Haversian canal

  1. histology any of the channels that form a network in bone and contain blood vessels and nerves
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Word Origin for Haversian canal

C19: named after C. Havers (died 1702), English anatomist who discovered them
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haversian canal in Medicine

haversian canal

  1. Any of various canals in compact bone through which blood vessels, nerve fibers, and lymphatics pass.
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