1. A meshwork; one of the supporting bundles of fibers traversing the substance of a structure, usually derived from the capsule or one of the fibrous septa.
2. A small piece of the spongy substance of bone usually interconnected with other similar pieces.
3. In histopathology, a band of neoplastic tissue two or more cells wide.
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