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Bone Histology

    • lacunae and canaliculi are dark brown to black whilst bone matrix is yellow or brownish-yellow.

Haversian canal (central canal) - historic term used to describe the small central canal (clear space) in the Haversian system bone microstructure that contains blood vessels for osteocyte nutrition and nerves for sensation. These canals are linked by Volkmann's canals to the periosteum. Canal was named after Clopton Havers (1650-1702) an English physician and anatomist.

Bone Histology: Cartilage Histology | Histology Stains | Histology | cartilage | bone | bone timeline
Compact bone Compact canals | Compact lamellae | compact bone - low unstained | compact bone - high unstained | compact bone - high unstained | compact - low | compact - low | compact - med | compact - high |
Trabecular bone trabecular | lamellar | trabecular - overview HE | trabecular - low HE | trabecular - med HE
Endochondral ossification primary ossification | endochondral ossification
Intramembranous ossification intramembranous - VG low | intramembranous - VG high | intramembranous - HE low | intramembranous - HE high

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