(haversian system), basic functional and structural unit of mature compact bone
Central (Haversian) Canal
cylindrical channel in the center of the osteon and runs parallel to it; blood vessels and nerves that supply bone travel through it
(in lacunae) living, mature bones cells; maintain the bone matrix and detect mechanical stress on the bone.
gap where osteocytes are located
(lower canals) communicates from one ring (lamellae) to another
rings or layers around a bone (look like tree trunk rings)
fibrous sheath surrounding the whole bone
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