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Haversian system

noun (sometimes lowercase) Anatomy.
  1. a Haversian canal and the series of concentric bony plates surrounding it.
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Origin of Haversian system

First recorded in 1835–45; see origin at Haversian canal
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haversian system in Medicine

haversian system

  1. osteon
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