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Skeleton

Definition:
Notes: the bony frame as a whole; avoid: use BONE AND BONES; "skeletal" in titles is probably "bone", "bone tissue" or "osseous" which = BONE AND BONES: TN 173; no qualif

Skeleton Categories.
Bone and Bones - A specialized CONNECTIVE TISSUE that is the main constituent of the SKELETON. The principle cellular component of bone is comprised of OSTEOBLASTS, OSTEOCYTES and OSTEOCLASTS, while FIBRILLAR COLLAGENS and hydoxyapatite crystals form the BONE MATRIX.
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Skeleton Definitions and Terms

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