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Ossification
The formation of bone from fibrous tissue (continues until maturity).
Osteoblasts
Immature bone cells that produce bony tissue (oste/o = bone, -blasts = immature). Part of normal bone process.
Osteoclasts
Eats away bony tissue from the medullary cavity of bone (oste/o = bone, -clasts = break). Part of normal bone process.
Osteocytes
When osteoblasts (immature bone cells) mature.
Hematopoietic
Red bone marrow, located within cancellous bone (hemat/o = blood, -poietic means pertaining to formation). Red bone marrow produces red blood cells, white blood cells, and clotting cells
Medullary cavity
...of bone, the inner space of bone, contains yellow bone marrow. In adult animals, replaces red bone marrow. Composed of fat cells, and serves as a fat storage area.
Cartilage
Another form of connective tissue that is more elastic than bone. For more flexible portions of skeleton.
Articular cartilage
Specific type of cartilage that covers the joint surfaces of bone.
Meniscus
A curved fibrous cartilage found in some joints, such as the canine stifle, that cushions forces applied to the joint.
chondr/o
combing form for cartilage