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BJU Life Science 19

Bob Jones Life Science - Chapter 19

epidermis A tissue that serves as a protective covering in plants; the outer layer of tissue in humans and many animals
dermis The thick inner layer of the skin
subcutaneous layer The layer of fat and connective tissues below the dermis of the skin that cushions and insulates the body and attaches the skin to the muscles underneath
melanin A dark brown or black pigment that colors human skin
cartilage A flexible supporting issue that makes up part or all of some animals' skeletons
bone The connective tissue that forms part of the strong supporting structure of vertebrates
osteon A microscopic unit of a bone consisting of a blood vessel with layers of hard, nonliving material around it
bone marrow A tissue found in the marrow cavity of some bones that makes red blood cells and gradually turns yellow with age
ligament A band of connective tissue that holds bones together at a joint
tendon A band of connective tissue attaching muscle to bone
joint A place where two or more bones meet
voluntary muscle A muscle that can be controlled at will
skeletal muscle Striated, voluntary muscle tissue that attaches to and moves the skeleton
striated muscle Muscle tissue that displays a pattern of light and dark bands
involuntary muscle A muscle controlled automatically b the brain, without conscious effort
smooth muscle Muscle tissue that lacks striations and forms the walls of many internal organs
cardiac muscle The striated, involuntary muscle found in the heart
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