The mineralized connective tissue that constitutes the majority of the skeleton. It consists of an inorganic component (67%) (minerals such as calcium phosphate) and an organic component (33%) (collagenous matrix and cells).
The hard form of connective tissue that constitutes most of the skeleton in most vertebrates.
Calcified connective tissue.
One of the calcified pieces of connective tissue which make the skeleton.
The living tissue that makes up the skeleton. Bone is a form of connective tissue (tissue that supports or holds structures of the body together) that is uniquely hard and strong because of a high concentration of the mineral calcium.
The hard extremely dense connective tissue that forms the skeleton of the body. It is composed of a matrix of collagen fibers impregnated with bone salts (chiefly calcium carbonate and calcium phosphate). Compact bone forms the outer shell of bones; it consists of a hard virtually solid mass made up of bony tissue arranged in concentric layers (Haversian systems). Spongy bone, found beneath compact bone, consists of a meshwork of bony bars (trabeculae) with many interconnecting spaces containing marrow.
The framework upon which the rest of the body is built up. The bones are generally called the skeleton, though this term also includes the cartilages which join the ribs to the breastbone, protect the larynx, etc.
Osseous tissue, a specialized form of dense connective tissue consisting of bone cells (osteocytes) embedded in a nonliving matrix. Bone matrix is made of calcium carbonate, calcium phosphate, and collagen fibers.