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They consist of mainly spongy bone enclosed by thin layers of compact bone.
Examples: some skull bones, the vertebra and innominate bones
Thin, flattened and frequently curved.
They have a pair of spongy bone sandwiched between two layers of compact bone.
Examples: bones of the cranium, the ribs and sternum.
specialized type of short bone that are formed and embedded within a tendon.
Example: the patella, pisiform bone (a carpal), and bones located at the base of the big toe (hallux) and thumb (pollux)
Examples of Seasmoid Bones
Patella (knee cap)
Pisiform bone (a carpal)
bones located at the base of the big toe (hallux) and
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