Cancellous Bone: Definition, Structure & Function


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Which of these is NOT a type of cell in cancellous bone?

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1. Which of these is not a site where cancellous bone is typically found in adults?

2. Which of the following statements is true?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following worksheet will teach you more about cancellous bones, which are one of two types of bone tissue in the human body. After reading up, you will take the interactive quiz, which asks you questions relating to the biology and characteristics of cancellous bones.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The types of cells in cancellous bones
  • Where these bones are typically found in adults and in children
  • What causes osteoporosis
  • What type of bone cell creates new bone

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the characteristics of cancellous bones
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as osteoporosis and osteoblast
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained cancellous bones and what they are composed of

Additional Learning

To learn more about one of the two types of bone tissue in the human body, review the corresponding lesson on cancellous bones. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines what cancellous bones are
  • Examines the different types of bone tissue
  • Discusses the structure of cancellous bones
  • Explores the bone disease known as osteoporosis