fiber of Sharpey

fiber of Shar·​pey | \ -ˈshärpē \

Definition of fiber of Sharpey

: any of the thready processes of the periosteum that penetrate the tissue of the superficial lamellae of bones

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History and Etymology for fiber of Sharpey

after William Sharpey †1880 Scottish anatomist

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“Fiber of Sharpey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fiber%20of%20Sharpey. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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