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hyg191 3 skeletal

skeletal system definitions

appendicular skeleton that part of the total skeleton that suspends from the central supporting frame
atlas first cervical vertebra; supports the head and, with the second cervical vertebra, forms the axis of rotation of the skull
axial skeleton bones of the vertebral column, thorax, and skull
axis second cervical vertebra; with the first cervical vertebra, forms the axis of rotation
calcification process of hardening caused by deposits of calcium compound
canal narrow tubular passageway or channel
cancellous sponge-like material
cervical refers to the neck
compact hard and dense portion of bone
diaphysis shaft of a long bone
epiphysis ends of long bones
foramen natural opening of passage
fossa trench or channel, which denotes a hollow or depressed area
fracture broken bone
lumbar refers to the lower back
ossification process of forming bone or the conversion of fibrous tissue, or cartilage, into bone
osteocyte mature bone cell
perisoteum fibrous membrane covering bone tissue
process prominence or projection
sesamoid seed like bone
spine thorn-like process or projection
suture junction line between two immovable bones
thoracic refers to the thorax
trabeculae supporting network of tissue fibers
vertebra one of 33 bones that form the spinal cord
Created by: aucarlos



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