haversian system

noun, often capitalized H

Definition of haversian system

: a haversian canal with the concentrically arranged laminae of bone that surround it

First Known Use of haversian system

1845, in the meaning defined above

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“Haversian system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/haversian%20system. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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haversian system

noun, often capitalized H

Medical Definition of haversian system

: a haversian canal with the concentrically arranged laminae of bone that surround it

called also osteon

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