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shaft: a hollow tube made of hard compact bone, hence a rigid and strong structure light enough in weight to permit easy movement
hollow area inside the diaphysis of the bone that contains soft yellow bone marrow, an inactive, fatty form of marrow found in the adult skeleton
a thin layer of cartilage covering each epiphysis; functions like small rubber cushion would if it were placed over the ends of bones where they form a joint
a strong fibrous membrane covering a long bone everywhere except at joint surfaces, where it is covered by articular cartilage
also know as the spongy bone or diploe in flat bone: is on the inside of the thin layer of compact bone
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