Howship's lacuna

noun

How·​ship's lacuna ˈhau̇-ˌships- How to pronounce Howship's lacuna (audio)
: a groove or cavity usually containing osteoclasts that occurs in bone which is undergoing reabsorption

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“Howship's lacuna.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Howship%27s%20lacuna. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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