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What is cancellous bone?

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What is cancellous bone?

Bone Tissues:

Much of a bone's structure consists of a very hard, dense tissue that helps to provide support, structure, and protection to the body. However, many bones consist of a tissue that is not very hard or dense, and this tissue has functions other than to support and protect the body.

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There are two main types of bone tissue: cancellous bone and cortical bone. Cancellous bone (also known as spongy bone and trabecular bone) is a type...

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Cancellous Bone: Definition, Structure & Function

from FTCE Middle Grades General Science 5-9 (004): Test Practice & Study Guide

Chapter 16 / Lesson 15
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