A bone that is shaped as a broad flat plate and composed of two thin layers of compact tissue enclosing between them a variable quantity of cancellous tissue, which is the location of red bone marrow. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flat_bone ]

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  • Examples: cranium, the ilium, sternum, rib cage, the sacrum and the scapula; the occipital, parietal, frontal, nasal, lacrimal, vomer, scapula, os coxC&, sternum, and ribs
definition
  • A bone that is shaped as a broad flat plate and composed of two thin layers of compact tissue enclosing between them a variable quantity of cancellous tissue, which is the location of red bone marrow.
function notes
  • Flat bones are those bones which are found where the principal requirement is either extensive protection or the provision of broad surfaces for muscular attachment
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  • UBERON:0010428
taxon notes
  • In an adult mammal, most red blood cells are formed in flat bones

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