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Skeletal System
Microscopic Structure of Bones

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Structure of Long Bones
Microscopic Structure
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Microscopic Components
Canaliculi - an extremely narrow tubular passage or channel in compact bone
 
Chondrocytes - cartilage cell
 
Lacunae - space or cavity, in bone contains bone cells
 
Lamella - thin layer, as of bone
 
Osteoblasts - bone forming cells
 
Osteoclasts - bone absorbing cells
 
Osteocytes - bone cells
 
Osteon - cylindrical units that form the hard shell of a bone
 
Trabeculae - needlelike threads of spongy bone that surround a network of spaces

Microscopic Sturcture of a Long Bone
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