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Skeletal System Voc.

Skeletal System Vocab Words

Diaphysis The shaft, or middle section, of a long bone.
Ligaments Fibrous tissue that connects bone to bone.
Appendicular Skeleton The bones that form the limbs or etremities of the body.
Foramina A passage or opening; a hole in a bone through which blood vessels or nerves pass.
Endosteum Membrane lining the medullary canal of a bone.
Red Marrow Soft tissue in the epiphyses of long bones.
Sutures A surgical stitch used to join the edges of an incision or wound; also, an area where bones join or fuse together.
Sinuses Cavity or air space in bones.
Fontanels "Soft spots" allow for the enlargement of the skull as brain growth occurs.
Epiphysis The end or head at the extremity of a long bone.
Joints An articulation, or area where two bones meet or join.
Medullary Canal Inner, or central, portion of a long bone.
Periosteum Fibrous membrane that covers the bones except at joint areas.
Axial Skeleton The bones of the skull, rib cage, and spinal column; the bones that form the trunk of the body.
Yellow Marrow Soft tissue in the diaphyses of long bones.
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