endosteum

noun end·os·te·um \ en-ˈdä-stē-əm \

Definition of endosteum

plural endostea play \en-ˈdä-stē-ə\
: the layer of vascular connective tissue lining the medullary cavities of bone

Origin and Etymology of endosteum

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


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endosteum

noun end·os·te·um \ en-ˈdäs-tē-əm \

medical Definition of endosteum

plural -tea play \-tē-ə\
: the layer of vascular connective tissue lining the medullary cavities of bone

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