Apologia Advanced Biology: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made - Module Three Vocabulary

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Epidermis

The outer portion of the skin, formed by epithelial tissue which rests on the dermis

Dermis

Dense irregular connective tissue that forms the deep layer of the skin

Hypodermis

Loose connective tissue underneath the dermis which connects the dermis to muscle or bone

Hemopoiesis

The process of manufacturing blood cells

Compact bone

Dense bone matrix enclosing only a few small spaces

Cancellous bone

Bone with many small spaces or cavities surrounding the bone matrix

Ossification

Bone formation

Articular cartilage

Hyaline cartilage that covers the ends of a bone in a joint

Axial skeleton

The portion of the skeleton that supports and protects the head, neck, and trunk

Appendicular skeleton

The portion of the skeleton that attaches to the axial skeleton and has limbs attached to it

Suture

A junction between flat bones of the skull

Process

A projection on a bone

Meatus

A passageway

Foramen

A hole

Sinus

A hollowed out space in a bone

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