One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Each of a series or group of partitions formed by bands or columns of connective tissue, especially a plate of the calcareous tissue forming cancellous bone.
- ‘The cistern is traversed by delicate connective tissue trabeculae, which bridge across the interval between the arachnoid mater and the pia mater.’
- ‘Note the presence of numerous osteoclasts lining the bone trabeculae.’
- ‘Histologic study demonstrated a fibro-osseous lesion with woven bone trabeculae and bland-looking fibrous tissue.’
- ‘An atypical hydronephrotic type may have isolated ureteral atresia with multiple cysts communicating with a dilated renal pelvis with dysplastic renal tissue forming trabeculae between the cysts.’
- ‘In such calculations, however, bone matrix is usually approximated as an isotropic material, and anisotropic mechanical properties result from a preferred orientation of the trabeculae in cancellous bone.’
Any of a number of rodlike structures in plants, e.g. a strand of sterile tissue dividing the cavity in a sporangium.
- ‘Together with additional stereome, these trabeculae cover dissepimentarium completely, so no reliable information on structure of dissepimentarium is available.’
- ‘Special attention was paid to the structure and pattern of the distribution of septal trabeculae.’
- ‘The resulting septal trabeculae are thick with regularly produced lateral branches.’
- ‘No dots can be detected in the vacuoles but the tonoplast and the transvacuolar trabeculae of cytoplasm are labelled demonstrating that actin is present at this level.’
- ‘Locally there are ‘hints’ of a parallel fibrous, possibly spicular, structure in the normally irregularly crystalline microstructure of the trabeculae.’
Mid 19th century: from Latin, diminutive of trabs ‘beam, timber’.
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