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A&P CH7 key terms

A&P CH7 Skeletal System

TermDefinition
articular cartilage hyaline cartilage that covers ends of bones in synovial joints
bursa a sac-like, fluid-filled structure, lined with synovial membrane, near a joint
cartilaginous joint two or more bones joined by cartilage
compact bone dense tissue in which cells are organized in osteons (Haversian systems) with no spaces
diaphysis the shaft of a long bone
endochondral bone bone that begins as hyaline cartilage that is subsequently replaced by bone tissue
epiphyseal plate cartilaginous layer within the long bone epiphysis that grows
epiphysis the end of a long bone
fibrous joint two or more bones joined by connective tissue containing many fibers
hemopoiesis the production of blood cells
intramembranous bone bone that forms from membrane-like layers of primitive connective tissue
lever a simple mechanical device consisting of a rod,fulcrum, weight, and a source of energy that is applied to some point on the rod
marrow connective tissue in spaces within bones that includes blood-forming stem cells
medullary cavity cavity containing marrow within the diaphysis of long bone
meniscus fibrocartilage that separates the articulating surfaces of bones in the knee
osteoblast a bone-forming cell
osteoclast a cell that erodes bone
osteocyte a mature bone cell
periosteum fibrous connective tissue covering on the surface of a bone
spongy bone bone that consists of bar and plates separated by irregular spaces; cancellous bone
synovial joint a freely moving joint