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Anatomy Terms

epiphysis the end of a bone
diaphysis the shaft of a bone
epiphyseal plate the growth plate at the end of the bone
femur the stongest and longest bone in the body. the thigh
cervical vertebrae vertebrae in the neck. (7)
thoracic vertebrae vertebrae in the chest (12)`
true ribs first set of ribs in the chest
false ribs second set of ribs in the chest. below the true ribs
floating ribs don't attach to the sternum
lumbar verterae lower back vertebrae (5)
maxilla upper jaw
mandible lower jaw
frontal bone forehead
occipital bone the back of the head
parietal bone the sides of the skull
ethmoid bone bone in the middle of the nose.
sphenoid bone bat shaped bone in the skull
temporal bone on the side of the skull
external auditory meatus opening in the temporal bone where sound passes through
mastoid process bone that pokes out behind the ear
zygomatic bone cheek bone
sella turcica small bone inbetween the sphenoid
lacrimal bone tear duct
foramen magnum large opening where the spinal cord enters the skull
sacrum 5 fused vertevrae between the illium
coccyx tailbone
sternum flat bone that the ribs attatch to
xiphiod process pointy end of the sternum
clavicle collar bone
scapula shoulder blade
Created by: tiffanycossin



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