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Bone

Definition noun, plural: bones The rigid organ comprised of bone tissues, and forms the skeleton of most... Read More

Bone tissue

Definition noun, plural: bone tissues A mineralized connective tissue from which bones are made. Supplement The bone tissue... Read More

Bone matrix

Definition noun The intercellular substance of the bone tissue; that part of bone tissue comprised of organic and inorganic... Read More

Spongy bone

Definition noun (1) The osseous tissue that fills the interior or cavity of bones with a latticework of small spicules or... Read More

Hyoid bone

Definition noun, plural: hyoid bones The U-shaped bone that lies in the throat just below the tongue, and is surrounded by... Read More

Skeletal system

What is the Skeletal System? How to define a skeleton? The skeletal system is the main framework that gives your body its... Read More

Trabecular bone

Definition noun (1) The osseous tissue that fills the interior or cavity of bones with a latticework of small spicules or... Read More

Cancellous bone

Definition noun (1) The osseous tissue that fills the interior or cavity of bones with a latticework of small spicules or... Read More

Compact bone

Definition noun, plural: compact bones A type of osseous tissue consisting of closely packed osteons or haversian systems,... Read More

Lacuna

Definition of Lacuna What is lacuna? The word "lacuna" (noun, plural: lacunae) is derived from the Latin word- 'lacus',... Read More

Basilar process of occipital bone

Basilar process of occipital bone --> basilar part of the occipital bone The part of the occipital bone that lies... Read More

Hollow bone

Hollow bone --> pneumatic bone a bone that is hollow or contains many air cells, such as the mastoid process of the... Read More

Replacement bone

replacement bone --> endochondral bone A bone that develops in a cartilage environment after the latter is partially or... Read More

Long bone

Long bone One of the elongated bones of the extremities, consisting of a tubular shaft (diaphysis) and two extremities... Read More

Osteoblast

Definition noun, plural: osteoblasts A type of bone cell that arises from fibroblasts, and upon maturity, becomes associated... Read More

Bone marrow

Bone marrow (Science: haematology) The soft, spongy tissue found in the centre of most large bones that produces the... Read More

Osteocyte

Definition noun, plural: osteocytes A stellate, non-dividing osteoblast embedded in mature bony tissue Supplement Bone cells... Read More

Diarthrodial joint

What is a diarthrodial joint? A diarthrosis joint is a freely moving joint characterized by its mobility and joint cavity... Read More

Hyaline cartilage

Hyaline Cartilage Definition Before we define hyaline cartilage, let us understand what cartilage is. What is cartilage? Is... Read More

Condyloid joint

A joint is a point where two bones are attached and are capable of movement. The joints not only provide the movements of... Read More

Osteoclast

Definition noun, plural: osteoclasts (cytology) A type of bone cell that is large, multinucleated, and associated with bone... Read More

Chondroblast

There are two forms of cells in cartilage: chondroblasts and chondrocytes. The chondroblasts are cells that secrete the... Read More

Matrix

Bodies of living organisms are organized structures. These are organized in a hierarchy of organ systems, organs, tissues,... Read More

Sphenethmoid

Definition noun It designed to both sphenoid and ethmoid regions of the cranium that surrounds the anterior portions of the... Read More

Compact substance

Definition noun A type of osseous tissue consisting of closely packed osteons or haversian systems, and forms the extremely... Read More

Muscular system

Muscular System Definition What is the muscular system? The muscular system is a system that includes muscle cells and... Read More

Canaliculus

Definition noun, plural: canaliculi (anatomy) Any of many small canals or ducts in the body, such as in the bone, or in some... Read More

Ethmoidal labyrinth

Definition noun, plural: ethmoidal labyrinths Either of the paired lateral masses of the ethmoid bone, consisting of the... Read More

Astragalus

Definition noun (1) (anatomy) The bone in the tarsus of the foot, forming the lower part of the ankle joint; the bone of the... Read More

Osteopetrosis

Definition noun, plural: osteopetroses A rare hereditary disorder in which the bones are becoming excessively dense, thick,... Read More

Animal Growth Hormones

Reviewed by: Mary Anne Clark, Ph.D. As mentioned in the previous tutorial, hormones are produced in... Read More

Baculum

Definition noun, plural: baculums or bacula A bone located in the glans penis or glans clitoridis of certain mammals,... Read More

Cartilage

Definition noun A type of connective tissue that is firm and flexible and having an extracellular matrix comprised mainly of... Read More

Osseous tissue

Definition noun, plural: osseous tissues The major structural and supportive connective tissue from which bones are... Read More

Backbone

Backbone (Science: anatomy) The spinal column, found in vertebrate animals, which runs along the dorsal side and contains... Read More

Circulation

Blood Blood is composed of a liquid, plasma, and blood cells such as erythrocytes (red blood cells,) leukocytes (white... Read More

Facial bones

Facial bones The facial skeleton, consisting of bones situated between the cranial base and the mandibular region. While... Read More

Pars basilaris ossis occipitalis

pars basilaris ossis occipitalis --> basilar part of the occipital bone The part of the occipital bone that lies anterior... Read More

Process

Process Definition What is a process? In biology, a process (plural: processes) means any of the various biological... Read More

Homologous structures

Homologous Structures Definition What are homologous structures? Before we define that, let us first identify the meaning... Read More