bone marrow


bone marrow

noun

: a soft substance that fills the bones of people and animals

Full Definition of BONE MARROW

:  a soft highly vascular modified connective tissue that occupies the cavities of most bones and occurs in two forms:
a :  one that is yellowish, consists chiefly of fat cells, and is found especially in the cavities of long bones
b :  one that is reddish, is the chief site of blood cell formation, and occurs in the normal adult in cancellous tissue especially of certain flat bones —called also red marrow

First Known Use of BONE MARROW

1893

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