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Chp. 6 Vocab

skeletal system vocabulary

ligaments fibrous tissue that connects bone to bone
metatarsals bones of foot between ankle and toes
femur thigh bone ; largest and strongest bone
tibia medial and larger bone of lower leg ; shin bone
tarsals bones that form the instep of the foot
fibula lateral and smaller bone of leg
patella kneecap
phalanges fingers and toes
carpals bones of wrist
metacarpals bones of palm
humerus long bone of upper arm
ulna medial bone in the forearm
radius lateral bone in forearm
sternum breastbone
clavicle collarbone
vertebral column bones of the spinal column
axial skeletal bones of skull, rib cage, and spinal column
appendicular skeleton bones of the extremeties
joint an articulation; where to bones meetor join
amphiarthroses slightly moveable joint
diarthroses freely moveable joints
synarthroses no movement joint
hemopoeisis blood cell formation
epiphyses end of long bone ; contains red bone marrow
periosteum fibrous membrane that covers the bones except at the joint areas
yellow merrow soft tissue in the diaphysis of long bones
red merrow soft tissue in the epiphyses of long bones
endosteum fibrouse membrane lining in the medullary cavity
medullary cavity hollow area inside the diaphysis of a long bone
diaphysis the shaftm, or middle section of a long bone
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