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Science Vocab Terms

Skeletal System

LIGAMENT ligament: tough band of tissue that holeds bones toghether
HINGE JOINT hinge joint: joint which allows a back and fourth movement
BALL AND SOCKET JOINT ball and socket joint:joint allowes movement innearly all directions; ball like bone fits into the socket end of another bone
BONE bone: connective tissue which provides support and structure to the human body
PERIOSTEUM periosteum: membrane which covers the surface of the bones
MARROW marrow:red or yellow tissue in bones which produces red and white blood cells
SPONGY BONE compact bone: tough , hard bone; contains bone cells and blood vessels
CARTILAGE cartilage: tough, flexible tissue which covers the ends of bones and acts as a shock absorber
JOINT joint: the place where two or more bones connect
FIXED JOINT fixed joint: joint which does not move
GLIDING JOINT joint: which allows bones to slide forward, backward, and sideways
PIVOT JOINT pivote joint: joint which produces a rotating or rolling motion
LONG BONES long bones: cylinder shaped bones which support weight and aid in movement
SHORT BONES short bones; small bones which slide easily over one another to allow for movement
FLAT BONES flat bones: the flat design of these bones helps protect internal organs
Created by: AlyssaBotello