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Chapter 6

Skeletal System

TermDefinition
Periosteum The tough fibrous tissue that covers a bone. The periosteum is continuous with ligaments and tendons.
Epiphysis The end of a long bone, usually wider than most of the bone.
Diaphysis The portion of the bone between two epiphyses. (The middle of a bone)
Medullary Cavity The inside of a long bone that contains yellow marrow. Yellow marrow is mostly fat.
Articular Cartilage The cartilage that makes up joints and allows for movement.
Articulation The joining of bones at a joint.
Hematopoiesis The production of red blood cells. This process occurs in the ends of long bones and in spongy bone such as in the skull and ribs.
Compact Bone A type of bone that is dense and comprised of osteons.
Created by: Mr.Klein