[huh-vur-zhuh n] /həˈvɜr ʒən/

noun, (sometimes lowercase) Anatomy.
a microscopic channel in bone, through which a blood vessel runs.
(histology) any of the channels that form a network in bone and contain blood vessels and nerves

haversian canal ha·ver·sian canal (hə-vûr’zhən)
Any of various canals in compact bone through which blood vessels, nerve fibers, and lymphatics pass.


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