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Flat bones

Post by natttt
Posted on 2011-01-13 11:10:37
Flat bones are those bones which are found where the principal requirement is either extensive protection or the provision of broad surfaces for muscular attachment.

These bones are composed of two thin layers of compact bone enclosing between them a variable quantity of cancellous bone, which is the location of red bone marrow. In an adult, most red blood cells are formed in flat bones.

Examples of flat bones are: the occipital, parietal, frontal, nasal, lacrimal, vomer, scapula, os cox (hip bone), sternum, and ribs.


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