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tough elastic tissue


the developmental process of bone formation

axial skeleton

the part of the skeleton that includes the skull and spinal column and sternum and ribs

appendicular skeleton

the part of the skeleton that includes the pectoral girdle and the pelvic girdle and the upper and lower limbs


a sheet or band of tough fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages or supporting muscles or organs

hinge joint

a joint allowing movement in one plane only


a structure shaped like a funnel in the outlet of the kidney into which urine is discharged before passing into the ureter


a small flat triangular bone in front of the knee that protects the knee joint


the largest tarsal bone


located at the tip of the finger.

carpal bones

proximal + distal carpal bones


the outer and thinner of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle


the inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle


the longest and thickest bone of the human skeleton


a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment

pivot joints

the joints of the wrist


the lower jawbone in vertebrates

tarsal bone

any bone of the tarsus


any bone of the foot between the ankle and the toes

metacarpal bones

bones I - V with I articulating with thumb

lumbar vertebrae

vertebrae of the lower back region

cervical vertebrae

vertebrae of the neck region


bone linking the scapula and sternum

thoracic vertebrae

vertebrae of the chest


either of two flat triangular bones one on each side of the shoulder in human beings

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