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07 Bone Structure Terms

Practice vocabulary related to the skeletal system.
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epiphysis
the end of a long bone
diaphysis
the shaft of a long bone
osteocytes
bone cells
canaliculi
connects osteocytes
endosteum
lines the medullary cavity
hyaline
type of cartilage the covers the ends of bones
intramembranous
general term for flat bones of the skull
periosteum
membrane that covers entire bone
lamella
concentric rings in bone tissue
spongy
type of bone found in the epiphysis; also called cancellous bone