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Generally thin, with two waferlike layers of compact bone sandwiching a layer of spongy bone between them
Projections or Processes
Bone markings that grow out from the bone and serve as sites of muscle attachment or help form joints
Depressions or Cavities
Indentations or openings in the bone that often serve as conduits for nerves and blood vessels
Delicate membrane covering the trabeculae of spongy bone and lines the canals of compact bone
Fibers of the periosteum that penetrate into the bone, carry blood vessels and nerves.
A thin area of hyaline cartilage that provides for longitudinal growth of bone during youth
The barely discernible remnants of the epiphyseal plate after it's hyaline cartilage is replaced by bone.
Confined to the interior of the epiphyses in adult bones; occupies spaces between the trabeculae of spongy bones
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