pl. -·lae· or -·las
- a small rod, bar, or bundle of fibers
- a small septum of fibers forming, with others of its kind, an essential part of the framework of an organ or part
- Bot. a rodlike structure, plate, or bar of tissue, as any of the crossbars in the peristome teeth of mosses
Origin of trabeculaModern Latin ; from L, diminutive of trabs: see trabeated
- A small supporting beam or bar.
- a. Anatomy Any of the supporting strands of connective tissue projecting into an organ and constituting part of the framework of that organ.b. Any of the fine spicules forming a network in cancellous bone.
Origin of trabeculaLatin trab&emacron;cula, diminutive of trabs, trab-, beam; see treb- in Indo-European roots.
(plural trabeculae or trabeculas)
From Latin trabÄ“cula (“small beam"), diminutive of trabs (“beam, timber").