Where is spongy bone found?


Where is spongy bone found?

Spongy Bone:

Spongy bone is named for the porous texture of the bone, not because of texture. In fact, spongy bone is still very hard. The pores that make it look spongy are filled with red bone marrow, the type which creates our red blood cells. The more official name for spongy bone is cancellous bone tissue, as opposed to cortical bone tissue which makes up the smooth, long bones in the body.

Answer and Explanation:

We can find spongy bone, known as cancellous bone, in various parts of the body. The most common is at the end of the body's long bones. This means...

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Cancellous Bone: Definition, Structure & Function

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