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Skeletal Vocab 3G

Vocabulary for the Skeletal System

Epiphysis The end or head at the extremity of a long bone.
Fontanels Spaces, or "soft stops" that allow for the enlargement of the skull as brain growth occurs.
Sinuses Air spaces in the bones of the skull thatact as resonating chambers for the voice.
Sutures Areas where the cranial bones have joined together.
Foramina Openings in bones that allow nerves and blood vessels to enter or leave the bone.
Appendcular Skeleton The bones that form the limbs or extremities of the body.
Red Marrow Soft tissue in the epiphyses of long bones.
Joints An articulation, or area where two bones meet or join.
Axial Skeleton The bones of the skull, rib cage, and spinal column; the bones that form the trunk of the body.
Periosteum Fibrous membrane that covers the bones except at joint areas.
Medullary Canal Inner, or central, portion of a long bone.
Diaphysis The shaft, or middle section, of a long bone.
Ligaments Fibrous tissue that connects bone to bone.
Yellow Marrow Soft tissue in the diaphyses of long bones.
Endosteum Membrane lining the medullary canal of a bone.
Created by: tristafechner