Definition of Trabecula

1. Noun. Rod-shaped structures of fibrous tissue that divide an organ into parts (as in the penis) or stabilize the structure of an organ (as in the spleen).

Generic synonyms: Fibrous Tissue
Derivative terms: Trabecular



Definition of Trabecula

1. n. A small bar, rod, bundle of fibers, or septal membrane, in the framework of an organ part.

Definition of Trabecula

1. Noun. A small supporting beam. ¹

2. Noun. (anatomy) A small mineralized spicule that forms a network in spongy bone. ¹

3. Noun. (anatomy) A fibrous strand of connective tissue that supports it in place. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Trabecula

1. [n -LAE or -LAS]

Medical Definition of Trabecula

1. A transverse partition which divides or partly divides a cavity. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Trabecula

tp'ing
tp's
tpa
tpyo
tr00
tra-la
tra-la-la
traballio
trabea
trabeae
trabeate
trabeated
trabeation
trabeations
trabectedin
trabecula (current term)
trabecula septomarginalis
trabecula testis
trabeculae
trabeculae carneae
trabeculae cranii
trabeculae lienis
trabeculae of spleen
trabeculae splenicae
trabecular
trabecular bone

Literary usage of Trabecula

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

1. The Scientific Memoirs of Thomas Henry Huxley by Thomas Henry Huxley (1898)
"Anteriorly, both trabecula? reached as far as the anterior end of the head, ... The middle trabecula grows, with the brain, further and further into the ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1881)
"At the point passed through by section 17 the trabecula: appear to have no connection with the stalk, but the latter appear to stop abruptly just before ..."

3. Manual of Human Histology by Albert Kölliker, George Busk (1854)
"Such a preparation is best fitted for the study of the relations and connexions of the trabecula; and it is readily seen, that although very various in size ..."

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