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Bones: rigid structures connected by joints to which muscles are attached. The skeleton has more than 200 bones divided into four major groups.
types of bones irregular bone flat bone short bone long bone

irregular bone click to hear

Bones of varying shapes and sizes, such as the vertebrae and certain bones of the skull or pelvis.

flat bone click to hear

Thin bones that protect certain organs, including most of the bones of the skull as well as the scapula.

short bone click to hear

Bones shaped somewhat like cubes that facilitate flexibility of the joints; examples include the bones of the wrist and ankle.

long bone click to hear

Elongated bone to which powerful muscles, such as those of the leg and arm, are attached.