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Medical Terms all about BONES

osseous Bony; composed of bone; pertaining to bone
osteoblast A cell associated with the production of bone
osteoclast A large cell associated with the absorption and removal of bone
osteocyte A mature osteoblast
collagen A fibrous insoluble protein found in the white fibers of connective tissue including bone, ligaments, and tendons (when boiled, it becomes gelatin)
periosteum The specialized connective tissue covering all the bones of the body
endosteum The connective tissue membrane lining the medullary cavity of bone
medullary Pertaining to bone marrow or the inner portion of an organ
diaphysis The portion of a long bone between its ends; the shaft of a bone
epiphysis The end of a long bone that is usually wider than the shaft
ossification The formation of bone; the normal process of hardening of bone by calcification
calcification Deposit of calcium salts within bony tissues
condyle A rounded knobby projection at the end of a bone that fits into a joint
malleolus he rounded bony prominence or projection on either side of the ankle joint
fossa A furrow or depression in a bone or other structure
olecranon The large process of the ulna forming the bony prominence of the elbow
foramen A natural opening, especially in a bone, that may pass into or through the bone
meatus A tube-shaped passage
mastoid Formed like a breast or nipple; pertaining to the mastoid process of the temporal bone
process A noticeable projection of bone
skeleton the bony framework of the body consisting of 206 bones
skeletal pertaining to skeleton
Created by: Wolkowski