Sharpey's fiber

noun

Shar·​pey's fiber ˈshär-pēz- How to pronounce Sharpey's fiber (audio)
: any of the thready processes of the periosteum that penetrate the tissue of the superficial lamellae of bones

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“Sharpey's fiber.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Sharpey%27s%20fiber. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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