Osteon definition

ŏstē-ŏn
A structural unit of bone consisting of a haversian canal and corresponding lamellae of compact bone.
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A structural unit of bone consisting of a haversian canal and corresponding lamellae of compact bone.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
osteon
Plural:
ostea, osteons

Origin of osteon

  • German Osteon from Greek osteon bone ost- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition