A trabecula (plural: trabeculae) is a descriptive word to indicate a structure with a strut or column-like morphology (as opposed to septa which are sheet-like). 

History and etymology

Trabecula is from the Latin meaning "small beam". 

Terms used in radiology

Article information

rID: 71802
Section: Anatomy
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Trabeculae

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