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The Skeletal System

The Skeletal System Vocab

TermDefinition
Frontal Bone Forehead
Parietal Bone Top and upper parts of the sides of the skull. 2 Parietal
Temporal Bone Below Parietal, and includes an opening for the ear canal.
Occipital Bone Bone at the back of the head, opening for spinal cord to connect with brain.
Maxilla Upper jaw bone.
Mandible Lower jaw bone, only movable bone in the cranium/skull.
Zygomatic Cheek bone.
Vertebrae The individual bones that make up the spine.
7 Cervical Vertebrae Chest area/Beginning
Cervical Pertaining to the neck
12 Thoracic Vertebrae Chest area/middle
Thoracic Pertaining to the chest
5 Lumbar Vertebrae Support upper body, Block like
Lumbar Lower Back.
Sacrum Made of 4-5 fused together bone to form 1 bone.
Coccyx Tail bone
Sternum Breast bone
Ribs Protect vital organs/ Thoracic Cage
Clavicle Collar Bone
Scapula Shoulder Blades
Bones of the Pelvis Ilium, Pubis, and Ischium
Femur Thigh bone
Patella Knee Cap
Tibia Shin Bone
Fibula Lower, thinner bone behind Tibia
Calcaneus Heel Bone
Phalanges Toes or fingers
Metatarsals Instep/ Ball of foot
Tarsals Ankles
Humerus Upper arm
Ulna Pinkie side of forearm
Radius Thumb side of forearm
Joints The point at which bones connect.
Created by: Maggiexo