What is spongy bone?

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What is spongy bone?

Types of Bone Tissue:

We tend to think of bone as all one material, but this would be an inaccurate assumption. We actually have two different types of bone tissues in our body. The first kind, cortical bone, is very hard. The long bones of our arms and legs are made of this kind. In fact, 80 percent of the bone in our bodies are made of cortical bone. The other kind of cancellous bone.

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Spongy bone is actually called cancellous bone. We find this at the ends of the long bones, in our pelvic bones, in our ribs, and even in the bones of...

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Cancellous Bone: Definition, Structure & Function

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

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