Haversian canals
Haversian Ha*ver"sian (h[.a]*v[~e]r"shan), a. Pertaining to, or discovered by, Clopton Havers, an English physician of the seventeenth century. [1913 Webster]

{Haversian canals} (Anat.), the small canals through which the blood vessels ramify in bone. [1913 Webster]


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  • Haversian canals — /hav vûrˈshən kə nalz/ (zoology) plural noun Small channels containing blood vessels and pervading compact bone ORIGIN: C Havers (1650–1702), English physician and anatomist …   Useful english dictionary

  • Haversian canals — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = 18 GrayPage = 89 Caption = A light micrograph of a transverse section of human compact bone. X 250 Caption2 = Width = 300 System = Precursor = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = DorlandsSuf …   Wikipedia

  • HAVERSIAN CANALS —    canals in the bones to convey the vessels that nourish them …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Haversian — Ha*ver sian (h[.a]*v[ e]r shan), a. Pertaining to, or discovered by, Clopton Havers, an English physician of the seventeenth century. [1913 Webster] {Haversian canals} (Anat.), the small canals through which the blood vessels ramify in bone.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • haversian system — noun Usage: sometimes capitalized H : a haversian canal with the concentrically arranged laminae of bone that surround it * * * (sometimes l.c.) Anat. a Haversian canal and the series of concentric bony plates surrounding it. [1835 45; see… …   Useful english dictionary

  • haversian canal — ha·ver·sian canal hə .vər zhən n, often cap H any of the small canals through which the blood vessels ramify in bone Ha·vers hā vərz, hav ərz Clopton (1655? 1702) British osteologist. In 1691 Havers published the first detailed description of the …   Medical dictionary

  • Haversian — [hə vʉr′zhən, hə vʉr′shən] adj. 〚after C. Havers ( c. 1650 1702), Eng physician〛 designating or of the canals through which blood vessels and connective tissue pass in bone * * * …   Universalium

  • Haversian — [hə vʉr′zhən, hə vʉr′shən] adj. [after C. Havers ( c. 1650 1702), Eng physician] designating or of the canals through which blood vessels and connective tissue pass in bone …   English World dictionary

  • Haversian canal — one of the small canals (diameter about 50 μm) that ramify throughout compact bone. See also: Haversian system [C. Havers (1650–1702), English anatomist] …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • haversian canal — noun Usage: often capitalized H Etymology: Clopton Havers died 1702 English physician & anatomist Date: 1842 any of the small canals through which the blood vessels ramify in bone …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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