Organization of the Skeleton

Part A

Complete the following statements:

1. The extra bones that sometimes develop between the flat bones of the skull are called _

2. Small bones occurring in some tendons are called_bones.

3. The cranium and facial bones compose the _

4. The_bone supports the tongue.

5. The_at the inferior end of the sacrum is composed of several fused vertebrae.

6. Most ribs are attached anteriorly to the _

7. The thoracic cage is composed of_

8. The scapulae and clavicles together form the

9. The humerus, radius, and_

articulate to form the elbow joint.

10. The wrist is composed of eight bones called _

11. The coxal bones are attached posteriorly to the

12. The pelvic girdle (coxal bones), sacrum, and coccyx together form the _

13. The_covers the anterior surface of the knee.

14. The bones that articulate with the distal ends of the tibia and fibula are called

15. All finger and toe bones are called _

Column A

Part B

Match the terms in column A with the definitions in column B. Place the letter of your choice in the space provided.

Column B

_ 1. small, nearly flat articular surface

_ 2. deep depression

_ 3. rounded process

_ 4. opening or passageway

_ 5. interlocking line of union

_ 6. narrow, ridgelike projection

_ 7. soft region between bones of skull

Column A

a.

condyle

b.

crest

c.

facet

d.

fontanel

e.

foramen

f.

fossa

g.

Match the terms in column A with the definitions in column B. Place the letter of your choice in the space provided.

Column A

a. fovea b. head c. meatus d. sinus e. spine f. trochanter g. tubercle

Column B

1. tubelike passageway

2. tiny pit or depression

3. small, knoblike process

4. thornlike projection

5. rounded enlargement at end of bone

6. air-filled cavity within bone

7. relatively large process

Essentials of Human Physiology

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