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Skeletal System

Epiphyseal Line a bony structure that is caused by the fading of the growth plates.
Epiphyseal Plate The growth plate, which allows the bone to grow length wise.
Articular Cartilage a thin layer of hyaline cartilage covering part of the epiphysis which is where the bone forms a joint.
Diaphysis the bones shaft or body.
Epiphysis the heads of the bone.
Metaphysis regions between the diaphysis and the epiphysis.
Periosteum a tough connective tissue associated with blood supply that surrounds the bones surface that is not covered by articular cartilage.
Fibrous Layer (Outer) dense, irregular tissue that contains blood vessels, lymphatic vessels, and nerves.
Osteogenic Layer (Inner) contains elastic fibers, bone cells, and blood vessels.
Marrow Cavity a narrow space within the diaphysis that contains fatty yellow marrow and blood vessels, in adults.
Endosteum a thin membrane that lines the marrow cavity.
Nutrient Artery helps feed the bone important nutrients in order for it to grow.
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