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axial skeleton

the skeleton hat supports the central axis of the body; consists of the skull, vertebral column, and the rib cage

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appendicular skeleton

the bones of the arms and legs along with the bones of the pelvis and shoulder

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Haversian canal

one of a network of tubes running through compact bone that contains blood vessels and nerves

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bone marrow

soft tissue found in bone cavities

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cartilage

type of connective tissue that supports the body and is softer and more flexible than bone

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ossification

process of bone formation during which cartilage is replaces by bone

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osteoblast

bone cell that secretes mineral deposits that replace the cartilage in developing bones

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osteocyte

bone cell that helps maintain the minerals in bone tissue and continue to strengthen the growing bone

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osteoclast

bone cell that breaks down minerals

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joint

place where one bone attaches to another bone

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ligament

tough connective tissue that holds bones together in a joint