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red bone marrow

 

Definition: bone marrow in which the stroma primarily contain the developmental stages of erythrocytes, leukocytes, and megakaryocytes; it is present throughout the skeleton during fetal life and at birth. After the fifth postnatal year, it is gradually replaced in the long bones by yellow marrow.

Synonym(s): medulla ossium rubraTA

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