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14 Cards in this Set

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Long Bones
Have greater length than width and consist of a shaft and a variable number of extremities
Long Bones (Example)
humerous, radius, ulna, femur, fibula, tibia, metacarpals, metatarsals and phalanges
metacarpals, metatarsals, and phalanges
Which bones have 1 epiphysis?
Which bones have 4 epiphyses?
Short Bones
somewhat cube shaped and nearly equal in length and width
Short bones (Example)
Carpals and Tarsals
composed of spongy bone except for outer covering of compact bone
Short Bone are composed of mostly what kind of bone?
Flat bones
thin and composed of two nearly parallel plates of compact bone enclosing a layer of spongy
Flat bones (example)
Cranial bones, sternum and ribs
Irregular bones
complex shapes and cannot be grouped into any of the 3 categories (long, short, flat)
Irregular bones (example)
vertabrae, scapula, and facial bones
Sutural (wormian) bones
What kind of irregular bones are in the skull?
Sesmoid Bones
Bones that form in tendons; sometimes bones of this sort of form in hands and feet
Sesmoid Bones (example)