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rounded depression, or socket, in the pelvis that joins the femur (thigh bone), forming the hip joint
outward extension of the shoulder blade forming the point of the shoulder. it overlies the shoulder joint and articulates with the clavicle
dense, hard connective tissue composing the skeleton. examples: long bones (femur), short bones (carpals), flat bones (scapula), and sesamoid bones (patella)
one of the mineral constituents of bone. calcium phosphate is the major calcium salt in bones
flexible, rubbery connective tissue. it is found in the immature skeleton, at the epiphyseal growth plate, and on joint surfaces
flat, round, plate-like structure. an intervertebral disk is a fibrocartilaginous substance between two vertebrae
cartilaginous area at the ends of long bones where lengthwise growth takes place in the immature skeleton
opening or passage in bones where blood vessels and nerves enter and leave. the foramen magnum is the opening of the occipital bone through which the spinal cord passes
round process on both sides of the ankle joint. the lateral malleolus is part of the fibula, and the medial malleolus is art of the tibia
flared portion of along bone, between the diaphysis (shaft) and the epiphyseal plate (in this term, meta- means between)
area of confluence (coming together) of the two pubic bones in the pelvis. they are joined (sym- together, -physis - to grow) by a fibrocartilaginous disk
twelve pairs of curved bones that form the chest wall. true ribs are the first 7 pairs; false ribs are pairs 8 to 10; floating ribs are pairs 11 and 12
pole-like process extending downward from the temporal bone on each side of the skull
connection on either side of the head between the temporal bone of the skull and mandibular bone of the jaw
large process at the neck of the femur; attachment site for tendons of the hip musculature
individual segment of the spienn composed of the vertebral body, vertebral arch, spinous process, transverse process, and lamina, enclosing the neural canal
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