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Unformatted text preview: * Contain slender processes of osteocytes * forms system of interconnected canals for nutrients and oxygen to reach osteocytes * Osteon- a central canal with its surrounding lamellae, lacuna, osteocytes.and canaliculi. Bone Histology (cont.) Spongy (Cancellous) Bone * consist of an irregular latticework of thin plates of bone called trabeculae * bone marrow located between trabeculae in some bones. * Lacunae lie within trabeculae where the osteocytes are nourished directly by the blood circulating in the bone marrow * spongy bone makes up most of the tissue of short, flat, and irregularly shaped bones and most of the epiphyses of long bones. * Hematopoiesis (blood production) occurs in the spongy bone of hip, ribs, sternum,vertebrae, skull, and ends of some long bones...
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