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07:58 Aug 14, 2006
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical (general) / bone
Dutch term or phrase: botbalkjes
Beenmerg: doorsnede doorheen een fragment met verschillende botbalkjes en tussenliggende mergholten.
Local time: 12:28

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4bony bars / bars of bone / trabeculae
Adam Smith



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bony bars / bars of bone / trabeculae


"Cancellous (also known as "spongy") tissue is located beneath the compact bone and consists of a meshwork of bony bars (trabeculae) with many interconnecting spaces containing bone marrow."

ref. http://www.ivy-rose.co.uk/Topics/Skeletal_System.htm#3

"Spongy bone tissue consists of a network of bony bars called trabeculae. "

ref. http://www.visions-of-science.co.uk/winners2002/close-hc2.ht...

OR "interconnected bars":

"A hierarchy of scales is often seen. In the spongy (cancellous or trabecular) variety of mature adult lamellar bone, the interconnected bars (trabeculae)"

ref. http://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/v2/n2/full/nmat804.html

See also, old.protagoras.tue.nl/scripts/protatypecounter.asp?url=j3n2.pdf

Adam Smith
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