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axial skeleton   central (80 bones)  
appendicular skeleton   sides (126 bones)  
long bone   longer than they are wide, with a thick compact bone exterior  
short bone   almost equal in length and width and contain a thick interior of spongy bone covered by a thin veneer of compact bone  
flat bone   relatively flat, but may be curved, and contain a thin, spongy bone interior covered by a thin veneer of compact bone  
irregular bone   self-explanatory and do not easily fit into any category (vertebral)  
sesamoid bone   small bones that develop in tendons (patella) for protection against wear and tear; form at points of friction  
sutural bone   within the cranium  
functions of the skeletal system   lever system for locomotion, storage for minerals/nutrients, protection for organs/tissues, framework for the body, blood cell formation (hemopolesis)  
epiphyses   enlarged proximal and distal ends of long bones  
diaphysis   middle shaft area of long bones formed by mostly compact bone  


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