the soft, spongy tissue in the interior of certain
bones (e.g., the long bones of the limbs) that is the site of hematopoiesis,
or blood cell production, including production of red and white blood
cells and platelets.
Soft tissue located in the cavities of the bones
where blood cells such as erythrocytes, leukocytes, and platelets (see entries
for these terms) are formed.
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