Skeletal System Theme Unit
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Name _____________________________
Date ___________________
Word List
atrophy
axial skeleton
bone marrow
carpal bones
cartilage
cervical vertebrae
coccyx
collagen
diaphragm
femur
fibula
joints
ligaments
organ
ossification
osteoporosis
pelvis
scapula
scoliosis
splint
stirrup bone
 
 


Matching

Match each definition with a word.


1.   sideways curvature of the spine

   scoliosis   
2.   shrinking and weakening of a body part when itís not used

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3.   tough bands of tissue connecting bones

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4.   gristly material at the ends of bones; also forms a babyís skeleton

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5.   part of body that does a job (for example, the heart and lungs)

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6.   places where two bones meet

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7.   wrist bones

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8.   sheet of muscle at the bottom of the rib cage that plays an important part in breathing

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9.   smallest bone in body, located in ear, only 1/8 inch long

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10.   central portion of the skeleton, consisting of the skull, backbone, and ribs

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11.   thin piece of wood or some other material used to keep a fractured bone from moving

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12.   tough protein fiber found in bones

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13.   center layer of bone through which blood vessels run

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14.   upper leg bone; it is the longest and strongest bone in your body

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15.   thinning of the bones with age

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16.   shoulder blade

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17.   replacement of cartilage by bone

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18.   hipbones

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19.   smaller bone in the lower leg

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20.   tailbone

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21.   upper seven vertebrae in the neck

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22.   heel bone

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