trabecula


tra·bec·u·la

noun \trə-ˈbe-kyə-lə\
plural tra·bec·u·lae\-ˌlē, -ˌlī\ also tra·bec·u·las

Definition of TRABECULA

1
:  a small bar, rod, bundle of fibers, or septal membrane in the framework of a body organ or part
2
:  a fold, ridge, or bar projecting into or extending from a plant part; especially :  a row of cells bridging an intercellular space
tra·bec·u·lar \-lər\ adjective
tra·bec·u·late \-lət\ adjective

Origin of TRABECULA

New Latin, from Latin, little beam, diminutive of trabs, trabes beam
First Known Use: circa 1866

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