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Chapter 13 Section 2


Skeleton The inner framework made of all the bones of the body.
Vertebrae The small bones that make up the backbone.
Joint A place in the body where two bones come together.
Ligament Strong connective tissue that holds bones together in movable joints.
Compact Bone Hard, dense bone tissue that is beneath the outter membrane of a bone.
Spongy Bone Layer of bone tissue having many small spaces and found just inside the layer of compact bone.
Marrow The soft connective tissue that fills the internal spaces in bone.
Osteoporosis A contition in which the body's bones become weak and break easily.
Cartilage A connective tissue that is more flexible than a bone and that protects the ends of bones and keeps them from rubbing together.