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Apologia Advanced Biology: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made - Module Three Vocabulary

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Epidermis
The outer portion of the skin, formed by epithelial tissue which rests on the dermis
Dermis
Dense irregular connective tissue that forms the deep layer of the skin
Hypodermis
Loose connective tissue underneath the dermis which connects the dermis to muscle or bone
Hemopoiesis
The process of manufacturing blood cells
Compact bone
Dense bone matrix enclosing only a few small spaces
Cancellous bone
Bone with many small spaces or cavities surrounding the bone matrix
Ossification
Bone formation
Articular cartilage
Hyaline cartilage that covers the ends of a bone in a joint
Axial skeleton
The portion of the skeleton that supports and protects the head, neck, and trunk
Appendicular skeleton
The portion of the skeleton that attaches to the axial skeleton and has limbs attached to it
Suture
A junction between flat bones of the skull
Process
A projection on a bone
Meatus
A passageway
Foramen
A hole
Sinus
A hollowed out space in a bone