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vocab words

diaphysis The shaft, or middle section, of a long bone.
Ligaments Fiberous tissue that conncts bone to bone.
appendicular skeleton The bones that form the limbs or extremities of the body.
foramina A passage or opening; a hole in a bone through which blood vessels or nerves pass.
endosteum Membrane lining the medullary canal of a bone.
red marrow Soft tissue in the epiphyses of long bones.
sutures Surgical stitch used to join the edges of an incision of wound; also, an area where bones join or fuse together.
sinuses Cavity or air space in a bone.
fontanels Soft spots in the cranium at birth.
epiphysis The end or head at the extremity of a long bone.
joints An articulation, or area where two bones meet or join.
medullary canal Inner, or central, portion of a long bone.
periosteum Fibrous membrane that covers the bones except at joint areas.
axial skeleton The bones of the skull, rib cage, and spinal column; the bones that form the trunk of the body.
yellow marrow Soft tissue in the diaphyses of long bones.
Created by: joey defore