Haversian canal

[ huh-vur-zhuhn ]

noun(sometimes lowercase)Anatomy.
  1. a microscopic channel in bone, through which a blood vessel runs.

Origin of Haversian canal

1
1835–45; named after Clopton Havers (died 1702), English anatomist; see -ian

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British Dictionary definitions for Haversian canal

Haversian canal

/ (hæˈvɜːʃən) /


noun
  1. histology any of the channels that form a network in bone and contain blood vessels and nerves

Origin of Haversian canal

1
C19: named after C. Havers (died 1702), English anatomist who discovered them

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