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Pronunciation: kal′kar


  1. A small projection from any structure; internal spurs (septa) at the level of division of arteries and confluence of veins when branches or roots form an acute angle.
  2. A dull spine or projection from a bone.

Synonym(s): spurTA

[L. spur, cock's spur]

See Also: vascular spur

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