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haversian system

noun, often capitalized H

Definition of HAVERSIAN SYSTEM

:  a haversian canal with the concentrically arranged laminae of bone that surround it

First Known Use of HAVERSIAN SYSTEM

circa 1846

haversian system

noun , often capitalized H    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HAVERSIAN SYSTEM

:  a haversian canal with the concentrically arranged laminae of bone that surround it—called also osteon

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