haversian canal

noun, often capitalized H
ha·ver·sian canal | \hə-ˈvər-zhən- \

Definition of haversian canal 

: any of the small canals through which the blood vessels ramify in bone

First Known Use of haversian canal

1838, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for haversian canal

Clopton Havers †1702 English physician & anatomist

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haversian canal

noun, often capitalized H
ha·ver·sian canal | \hə-ˌvər-zhən- \

Medical Definition of haversian canal 

: any of the small canals through which the blood vessels ramify in bone

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