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bone marrow


Definition: the soft, pulpy tissue filling the medullary cavities of bones, having a stroma of reticular fibers and cells; it differs in consistency by age and location.

Synonym(s): medulla ossiumTA

See Also: gelatinous bone marrow, red bone marrow, yellow bone marrow

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