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Bones (Med. Terms)

Bones are a form of connective tissues;Bones becomes brittle at old age

osseous Bony; composed of bone; pertaining to bone
osteoblast A cell associated with the production of bone
osteoclast A large cell associated with the absorption and removal of bone
osteocyte A mature osteOblast
collagen A fibrous insoluble protein found in the white fibers of connective tissue including bone, ligaments, and tendons (when boiled, it becomes gelatin)
periosteum The specialized connective tissue covering all the bones of the body
endosteum The connective tissue membrane lining the medullary cavity of bone
medullary Pertaining to bone marrow or the inner portion of an organ
diaphysis The portion of a long bone between its ends; the shaft of a bone
epiphysis The end of a long bone that is usually wider than the shaft
ossification The formation of bone; the normal process of hardening of bone by calcification
calcification Deposit of calcium salts within bony tissues
Created by: lorriej