Unformatted text preview: General Features of Bone • Long bones consist of a diaphysis (shaft), epiphyses (ends), and epiphyseal (growth) plates. The diaphysis contains a medullary cavity, and the end of the epiphysis is covered by articular cartilage. Compact Bone • Compact bone tissue consists of osteons. • Osteons consist of osteocytes organized into lamellae surrounding central canals. Cancellous Bone • Cancellous bone tissue consists of trabeculae without central canals. Bone Ossification • Bone ossification is either intramembranous or endochondral. • Intramembranous ossification occurs within connective tissue membranes. • Endochondral ossification occurs within cartilage....
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- Fall '10
- Anthropology, cancellous bone