lacunae (singular: lacuna) Canaliculi Haversian (central canal) containing blood vessels, lymphatic vessels, and axons Osteocyte (red cytoplasm with blue nuclei) in a lacuna Blood vessels; (model is misleading: Haversian canals contain capillaries rather than small arteries and veins as shown) Nerve axon Lymphatic vessel Concentric lamellae, composed of bone tissue matrix (yellow) Interstitial lamellae, composed of bone tissue matrix (yellow)

Haversian System (Osteon)

(This model represents a sliver of compact bone about the size of a pinhead magnified approximately 500X)

Longitudinal view
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