noun, plural tra·bec·u·lae [truh-bek-yuh-lee]. /trəˈbɛk yəˌli/.
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Origin of trabecula
OTHER WORDS FROM trabeculatra·bec·u·lar, tra·bec·u·late [truh-bek-yuh-lit, -leyt], /trəˈbɛk yə lɪt, -ˌleɪt/, adjectivein·ter·tra·bec·u·lar, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for trabecula
(b) the trabeculae which meet behind and embrace the front end of the notochord.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
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|Maximilian Stern
The blood-vessels enter at one spot, the hilum, and are distributed along the trabeculae.
Sperm sacs generally limited to one or two segments with interior subdivided by trabeculae.
Sperm sacs generally occupying a good many segments and with simple interior undivided by a network of trabeculae.