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Skeletal System


Hindmost bone of the skull, below the parietal bones; forms the back of the skull above the nape Occipital bone
Form the sides and crown of the cranium Parietal bones
Forms the forehead Frontal bone
Form the sides of the head in the ear region Temporal bones
Light spongy bone between the eye socks and forms part of the nasal cavities Ethmoid bone
Joins all of the bones of the cranium together Sphenoid bone
Form the bridge of the nose Nasal bones
Small, thin bones located at the front inner wall of the eye sockets Lacrimal bones
Cheekbones Zygomatic (malar) bones
Bones of the upper jaw Maxillae
Lower jawbone; largest and strongest bone of the face Mandible
Thin layers of spongy bone on either the outer walls of the nasal depression Turbinal bones
Flat, thin bone that forms part of hte nasal septum Vomer bone
Forms the floor and outer wall of the nose, roof of the mouth, and floor of the eye sockets Palatine bones
U-shaped bone at the base of the tongue that supports the tongue and its muscles Hyoid bone
The seven bones of the top part of the vertebral column located in the neck region Cervical vertebrae
The chest; elastic, bony cage that serves as a protective framework for the heart, lungs, and other internal organs Thorax
Twelve pairs of bones forming the walls of the thorax Ribs
One of a pair of shoulder blades; a large, flat, triangular bone of the shoulder Scapula
Breastbone; flat bone the forms the ventral (front) support of the ribs Sternum
Collarbone; bone that joins the sternum and scapula Clavicle
Uppermost and largest bone of the arm; extending from the elbow to the shoulder Humerus
Inner and larger bone of the forearm, attached to the wrist and located on the side of the little finger Ulna
Smaller bone in the forearm on the same side as the thumb Radius
The wrist; flexible joint composed of a group of eight small, irregular bones held together by ligaments Carpus
Bones of the palm of the hand; parts of the hand containing five bones between the carpus and the phalanges Metacarpus
Bones in the fingers, or digits, consisting of three bones in each finger and two in each thumb, totaling 14 bones Phalanges
A heavy, long bone that forms the leg above the knee Femur
The larger of the two bones that form the leg below the knee Tibia
The small of the two bones that form the leg below the knee Fibula
Knee cap Patella
Foot bones Tarsal bones and metatarsal bones
Created by: fjelstadka