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Haversian canal


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of the tiny, interconnecting, longitudinal channels in bone tissue through which blood vessels, nerve fibers, and lymphatics pass.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A hollow channel in the center of an osteon, running parallel to the length of a bone.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of the many tiny canals that contain blood vessels and connective tissue and that form a network in bone


After Clopton Havers (1650?-1702), English physician and anatomist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Named after Clopton Havers. (Wiktionary)


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