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Unformatted text preview: collectively called : hydroxyapatite_____________ 3. Unspecialized bone cells derived from mesenchymal. Cells, which have the potential to develop into active bone matrix secreting cells (osteoblasts) are called : osteoprogenitor cells 4. The osteon are the structural and functional units of compact bone. 5. The concentric ring of matrix arranged around the central canal are called : ____lamellae_________ 8. The small space which “houses” the mature osteocytes is called the : lacunae__ 9. The bony struts or “little beams” which comprise the lattice of spongy bone are called : trabeculae 10. Small communicating canals connecting the osteocytes within the lacunae to the central blood vessels: ____canaliculi___________________________ (Spaces) (Lines) (Layer) (Space) lacunae Lamellae canaliculi Central canal...
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- Spring '11
- Human Anatomy, central blood vessels, Unspecialized bone cells