haversian canal

noun, often capitalized H
ha·​ver·​sian canal | \ hə-ˈvər-zhən- How to pronounce haversian canal (audio) \

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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haversian%20canal?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=h&file=havers02. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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haversian canal

noun, often capitalized H
ha·​ver·​sian canal | \ hə-ˌvər-zhən- How to pronounce haversian canal (audio) \

Medical Definition of haversian canal

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

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