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The Skeletal System

Bonnie Branch 7th Grade - 15-2 / The Skeletal System

vertebrae The bones that make up the backbone of an animal.
marrow The soft tissue that fills the internal spaces in bone; it produces blood cells.
cartilage A connective tissue that is more flexible than bone and that gives support to some parts of the body.
joint A place where two bones come together.
ligament Strong connective tissue that holds together the bones in a movable joint.
osteoporosis A condition in which the body's bones become weak and break easily.
skeletal system System of bones and cartilage that helps to support and protect the body.
periosteum Thin membrane that covers the bone.
compact bone Mostly solid, dense part of a bone.
spongy bone Part of a bone with many small pores or spaces.
fracture Crack or break in a bone.
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