Contains few spaces and is the strongest form of bone tissue. It is found beneath the periosteum of all bone tissue provides protection and support and resist the stresses produced by weight and movement; forms diaphysis and epiphyseal surfaces
Does not contain osteons. Located in the inferior of a bone, protected by a covering of compact bone. It consist of lamella that are arranged in an irregular pattern of thin columns called trabeculae; within epiphyses trabeculae
The basic unit of structure in adult compact bone, consisting of a central (haversian) canal with its concentrically arranged lamellae, lacunae, osteocytes, and canaliculi; cylinder shaped unit
A mature bone cell that maintain the daily activities of bone tissue.
Concentric rings of hard, calcified extracellular matrix found in compact bone.
A small, hollow space, such as that found within the syncytiotrophoblast. Plural is lacunae; small chamber for an osteocyte
Small channels or canals, as in bones, where they connect lacunae. Singular is called canaliculus; minute tube containing cellular process