osteon

noun
os·​te·​on | \ ˈäs-tē-ˌän How to pronounce osteon (audio) \
variants: also osteone \ -​ˌōn How to pronounce osteone (audio) \

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Other Words from osteon

osteonal \ ˌäs-​tē-​ˈän-​ᵊl How to pronounce osteonal (audio) , -​ˈōn-​ How to pronounce osteonal (audio) \ adjective

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“Osteon.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/osteon. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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