- Anatomy, Botany. a structural part resembling a small beam or crossbar.
- Botany. one of the projections from the cell wall that extends across the cavity of the ducts of certain plants, or the plate of cells across the cavity of the sporangium of a moss.
Origin of trabecula
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(b) the trabeculae which meet behind and embrace the front end of the notochord.The Vertebrate Skeleton
Sidney H. Reynolds
The blood-vessels enter at one spot, the hilum, and are distributed along the trabeculae.
It causes a thinning of the cortex of the shafts and of the trabeculae of the spongy portions of the long and short bones.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
Sperm sacs generally occupying a good many segments and with simple interior undivided by a network of trabeculae.
Sperm sacs generally limited to one or two segments with interior subdivided by trabeculae.
- any of various rod-shaped structures that divide organs into separate chambers
- any of various rod-shaped cells or structures that bridge a cavity, as within the capsule of a moss or across the lumen of a cell
Word Origin for trabecula
- Any of the supporting strands of connective tissue projecting into an organ and constituting part of the framework of that organ.
- Any of the fine spicules forming a network in cancellous bone.