endosteum

noun
end·​os·​te·​um | \ en-ˈdä-stē-əm How to pronounce endosteum (audio) \
plural endostea\ en-​ˈdä-​stē-​ə How to pronounce endosteum (audio) \

Definition of endosteum

: the layer of vascular connective tissue lining the medullary cavities of bone

First Known Use of endosteum

circa 1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for endosteum

New Latin, from end- + Greek osteon bone — more at osseous

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“Endosteum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endosteum. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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endosteum

noun
end·​os·​te·​um | \ en-ˈdäs-tē-əm How to pronounce endosteum (audio) \
plural endostea\ -​tē-​ə How to pronounce endosteum (audio) \

Medical Definition of endosteum

: the layer of vascular connective tissue lining the medullary cavities of bone

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