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11.6: Human Skeletal System

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bone marrow

Soft connective tissue in spongy bone; makes blood cells.

cartilage

Dense connective tissue that provides a smooth surface for the movement of bones at joints.

compact bone

Dense outer layer of bone that is very hard and strong.

growth plate

Area of growing tissue near the ends of the long bones in children and adolescents.

ligament

Band of fibrous connective tissue that holds bones together.

periosteum

Tough, fibrous membrane that covers the outer surface of bone.

skeletal system

All the body's bones, cartilage, and ligaments.

spongy bone

Light, porous inner layer of bone that contains bone marrow.

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