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"Canals of Havers"

Acrylic and natural fibers on canvas 48"x 60" shows a section of compact bone. Compact bone is characterized by haversian canals, series' of tubes around narrow channels arranged parallel to the long axis of the bone (dark centered circles). The Haversian canals surround blood vessels and nerve cells throughout the bone and communicate with lacunar osteocytes (dark squiggley blobs) through small canaliculi (stringy parts). This arrangement assists mineral deposition, giving bone its strength.

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