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substantia spongiosa


Definition: bone in which the spicules or trabeculae form a three-dimensional latticework (cancellus) with the interstices filled with embryonal connective tissue or bone marrow.

Synonym(s): spongy bone1TA, substantia trabecularis, trabecular bone, cancellous bone, spongy substance

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