from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to a trabecula; forming or formed by trabeculæ; trabeculate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to a trabecula or trabeculæ; composed of trabeculæ.
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- adjective Of or pertaining to a
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- adjective of or relating to trabeculae
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The inner part of the bone – called trabecular bone – is a honey-combed looking type of bone that gives structural strength to areas of the bone more prone to fracture.
This structure is called trabecular or spongy bone because it looks a bit like sponge or honeycomb.
In the lacy interior of the spongy, or trabecular bone tissue, old tissue is broken down by cells called osteoclasts.
Possibly quite a durable design for the climate; no effort to maintain at all … What appeals to me is the simplified solution to modern trabecular designs.
The traditional surgery is trabeculectomy, in which a portion of the trabecular meshwork is removed, helping to reduce the bottleneck causing elevated eye pressure.
In addition, a suture, or surgical tie, is placed inside the canal and pulled tight to stretch open the trabecular meshwork, says Richard Lewis, a Sacramento, Calif., eye surgeon who serves as a consultant to iScience Interventional Corp., a Menlo Park.
It can even rebuild bone if the trabecular bone architecture in the spine has not been destroyed, just thinned.
There are multiple causes, but one of the most important is elevated eye pressure, which scientists believe is caused by clogging in the trabecular meshwork, tissue that serves as a drainage system for the eye.
In canaloplasty, an incision is made in the eye and a thin catheter is inserted into Schlemm's Canal, a tube in the trabecular meshwork.
No added strength to trabecular bone means no real protection against fracture.