Haversian canal


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Haversian canal

[hə′vər·zhən kə‚nal]
(histology)
The central, longitudinal channel of an osteon containing blood vessels and connective tissue.
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By the cross-sectional diameter of large osteons, wall thickness, and cross-sectional diameter of large Haversian canals located in perimedullary zones of the long bones studied, they exceed the same indices in subperiosteal zone.
Lacunae, canaliculi, and haversian canals of size varying from nano to micro meters, act as natural cavities.
Kustav Nag from Kolkata has put together a maze of white friendship bands stapled together -- the creation looks like a macroscopic version of Haversian canals in a human bone.