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Cuesta College-Human Anatomy (BIO 205)-Fall 2010-Dr. S. Sachs, Instructor


(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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