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periosteum
tough layer of connective tissue surrounding a bone
Haversian canal
one of a network of tubes running through compact bone that contains blood vessels and nerves
bone barrow
soft tissue inside the cavities within bones
cartilage
strong connective tissue that supports the body and is softer and more flexible than bone
ossification
process of bone formation, during which cartilage is replaced by bone
joint
place where one bone attaches to another
ligament
strip of tough connective tissue that holds bones together at a joint
myosin
protein that makes up the thick filaments in striations in skeletal muscle cells
actin
a protein that mainly makes up the thin filaments in striations in skeletal muscle cells
tendon
tough connective tissue that joins skeletal muscles to bones
epidermis
outer layer of the skin
keratin
tough, fibrous protein found in skin
melanin
dark-brown pigment found in skin
dermis
inner layer of the skin
hair follicle
tube-like pocket of epidermal cells that extends into the dermis; cells at the base of hair follicles produce hair