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Related to medullary cavity: bone marrow, Intramembranous ossification

cavity

1. Dentistry a soft decayed area on a tooth
2. any empty or hollow space within the body

cavity

[′kav·əd·ē]
(biology)
A hole or hollow space in an organ, tissue, or other body part.
(electromagnetism)
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dagger]) The thin layer of cells lining the medullary cavity of a bone.
It is appropriate to emphasize that the wall lining of these cysts sometimes "runs out" in the medullary cavity of the affected bone, with no marginal definition (Fig.
3,11,17,18) The result is narrowing of the medullary cavity (Figs 3a, b).
We note also that the insertion of a stem into the canal destroys the endosteum, a thin layer of connective tissue filled with cortical capillaries that lines the medullary cavity.
The characteristic radiographic findings are masses of hyaline cartilage within the medullary cavity that may be round, triangular, or linear.
Although the medullary cavity is proportionally larger in birds than in mammals, competition for space in the medullary cavity can nonetheless be a problem when a large IM pin and fixation pins are used.
For this experiment, an expandable femoral stem was inserted into an embalmed cadaveric femur with a 12-mm medullary cavity, prior to subsidence testing.