Definition of Bone marrow

1. Noun. The fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones.

Exact synonyms: Marrow
Group relationships: Bone, Os, Immune System
Specialized synonyms: Red Bone Marrow, Red Marrow, Yellow Bone Marrow, Yellow Marrow
Generic synonyms: Connective Tissue

2. Noun. Very tender and very nutritious tissue from marrowbones.
Exact synonyms: Marrow
Generic synonyms: Dainty, Delicacy, Goody, Kickshaw, Treat
Group relationships: Marrowbone

Definition of Bone marrow

1. Noun. (anatomy) The fatty vascular tissue that fills the cavities of bones; the place where new blood cells are produced. ¹

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Medical Definition of Bone marrow

1. The soft, spongy tissue found in the centre of most large bones that produces the cellular components of blood: white cells, red cells and platelets (haemopoiesis). It is also the most radiation sensitive tissue of the body. (12 May 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bone Marrow

bone fire
bone fires
bone fissure
bone fissures
bone flap
bone forceps
bone graft
bone hard
bone head
bone heads
bone idle
bone infarct
bone island
bone marrow (current term)
bone marrow aspirate
bone marrow aspiration
bone marrow biopsy
bone marrow biopsy and aspiration
bone marrow cells
bone marrow dose
bone marrow embolism
bone marrow examination
bone marrow harvesting
bone marrow neoplasms
bone marrow purging
bone marrow suppression
bone marrow transplant
bone marrow transplantation

Literary usage of Bone marrow

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"(c) Anemias Accompanying Hypoplastic States of the Bone-marrow Such ... L Anemias Accompanying a Hypoplasia of the Bone-marrow Due to ..."

2. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1896)
"Fraser, Danforth, Drummond, Barrs, Hamilton and others have reported cases in which bone-marrow seemed a useful remedy, and I shall record a case of which ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1919)
"Relationship of the Leukocyte Count and Bone-marrow Changes in Acute Lobar Pneumonia.—In acute lobar pneumonia the clinician pays much attention to the ..."

4. A Text-book of histology by Frederick Randolph Bailey (1904)
"\Vhen tendons and ligaments are attached to bone, their fibres are prolonged through the periosteum into the bone zs perforating fibres. bone marrow. ..."

5. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1908)
"To show the similarity which may exist between bone-marrow changes and splenic transformation, and the relation of the one to the other. 3. ..."

6. Understanding the Immune System by Lydia Woods Schindler (1994)
"bone marrow Transplants When the immune response is severely depressed—as the result of inherited defects, cancer therapy, or AIDS—one possible remedy is a ..."

7. Typhoid Fever Considered as a Problem of Scientific Medicine by Frederick Parker Gay (1918)
"At all events, these three organs, bone marrow, spleen and lymph nodes, are the organs where, next to the gall bladder, typhoid bacilli are found with ..."

8. A Text-book of histology by Alexander A.. Böhm, M. von Davidoff, Gotthelf Carl Huber (1900)
"The red bone-marrow is formed first. This is present in embryos and young ... As Neumann (82) has shown, the red bone-marrow of the human embryo is first ..."

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