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axial skeleton
the bones that lie around the bodys center of gravity.
appendicular skeleton
bones of the limbs, or appendages
Name the 2 basic kinds of osseous tissue that differ in their texture.
compact bone and spongy bone
what does compact bone look like?
smooth and homogeneous
what does spongy bone look like?
composed of trabeculae of bone and lots of open space.
long bones
much longer than they are wide - shaft with heads. made mostly of compact bone
short bones
are cubed shaped, and contain more spongy bone than compact bone.
flat bones
thin with two wafer-like layers of compact bone sandwiching a layer of spongy bone.
irregular bones
bones that do not fall under long, short, or flat. i.e. bones of the vertebrae
name the two subcategories of bones.
sesamoid and sutural bones
sesamoid bones
special types of short bones formed in tendons
sutural bones
tiny bones within cranial bones
projecttions and processes are?
sites of muscle attachment, or help form joints.
depressions, cavities, indentations, or openings show that?
they served as conduits for nerves and blood vessels