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The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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1,488 words
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The material that forms the skeletons of the higher animals. It consists of an organic portion composed mainly of the ...

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The Oxford Companion to the Body

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2003
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
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2,067 words

Fairly early in the evolution of multicellular organisms it became an advantage to have a hard body component which could ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007
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Science and technology, Medicine and health
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118 words
The hardest connective tissue in the body. Bone consists of hard calcified matrix (mainly calcium phosphate) and collagen fibres. Over 200 bones make up the human skeleton. Bone is living ... More
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Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (2 ed.)

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2008
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
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134 words

the hard, dense connective tissue that constitutes the skeleton of many animals. It consists of an organic matrix impregnated with ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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67 words

Connective tissue that forms the skeleton of the body, protects its internal organs, serves as a lever during locomotion and ...

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A-Z of Plastic Surgery

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2009
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Medicine and health, Surgery
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404 words

To maintain function, bone must regenerate. ...

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Bone is generated by osteoblasts. They are surrounded by their matrix and they

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