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Chapter 6 Vocabulary

amphiarthroses slightly movable joint such as the joint joining the two public bones
appendicular skeleton the bones of the upper and lower extremities of the body
articular cartilage cartilge covering the joint ends of bones
articulation joint
axial skeleton the bones of the head, neck, and torso
canaliculi an extremely narrow tubular passage or channel in compact
chondrocyte cartilage cell
compact bone dense bone
diaphysis shaft of a long bone
diathroses freely movable joint
epiphyses ends of a long bone
fontenals "soft spots" on teh infants head; unossofied areas in the infant skull
hemopoiesis blood cell formation
lacunae little spaces in the hard layers of the lamela
lamella thin layer, as of bone
medullary cavity hollow are inside the diaphyses of the bone that contains yellow bone marrow
osteoblasts bone forming cell
osteoclast bone absorbing cell
osteocyte bone cell
osteons hard shell of the bone
pectoral girdle shoulder girdle; the scapula and clavicle
pelvic girdle connects the legs to the trunk
periosteum tough, connective tissue covering the bone
red bone marrow soft, connective, tissue inside the hard walls of some bones
sinus a space or cavity inside some of the cranial bones
synarthrosis a joint in wich fiborous connective tissue joins bones and holds them together tightly; commonly called sutures
synovial membrane connective tissue membrane linning the spaces between bones and joints that secretes synovial fluid
thorax chest
trabecule needlelike threads of stretchy bones
yellow bone marrow an inaotive, fatty form of marrow found in adult skeletons
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