cancellous tissue
the loose spongy tissue of the interior and articular ends of bone.

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  • cancellous — [ kans(ə)ləs] adjective Anatomy (of bone tissue) having a porous, mesh like structure, typical of the interior of mature bones. Origin C19: from L. cancelli crossbars + ous …   English new terms dictionary

  • Spongy tissue — is a type of tissue found in plants. It is part of the mesophyll, where it forms a layer next to the palisade cells in the leaf. It is also the name of a disorder of fruit ripening which can reduce the value of a fruit yield, especially in mango …   Wikipedia

  • Osseous tissue — Cross section of a long bone showing both spongy and compact osseous tissue Osseous tissue, or bone tissue, is the major structural and supportive connective tissue of the body. Osseous tissue forms the rigid part of the bone organs that make up… …   Wikipedia

  • Bone — This article is about the skeletal organ. For other uses, see Bone (disambiguation) and Bones (disambiguation). For the tissue, see Osseous tissue. Drawing of a human femur Bones are rigid organs that constitute part of the endoskeleton of… …   Wikipedia

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  • bone marrow — n a soft highly vascular modified connective tissue that occupies the cavities and cancellous part of most bones and occurs in two forms: a) a whitish or yellowish bone marrow consisting chiefly of fat cells and predominating in the cavities of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Osteomyelitis — Inflammation of the bone due to infection, for example by the bacteria salmonella or staphylococcus. Osteomyelitis is sometimes a complication of surgery or injury, although infection can also reach bone tissue through the bloodstream. Both the… …   Medical dictionary

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