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HCT Chapter 14

Articulation Joint; place of junction between two bones
Bursa Saclike cavity filled with fluid to prevent friction
Cancellous Spongy or latticelike structure
Cartilage Specialized, fibrous connective tissue
Collagen White protein fibers of the skin, tendons, bone, and cartilage connective tissue)
Compact Having a dense structure
Degenerative Having progressively less function
Extremities Arms or legs
Ligament Band of fibrous tissue that connects bones and supports joints
Marrow Soft organic material filling the cavities of bones
Orthopedic Pertaining to the correction of deformities
Periosteum Specialized connective tissue covering all the bones of the body
Resorption Loss of bone tissue caused by the action of specialized cells (osteoclasts)
Synovial Pertaining to transparent alkaline fluid contained in joints
Tendon Fibrous cord by which a muscle is attached to a bone
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