Irregular bone

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Irregular boneIrregular bone_header_cell_0_0_0
DetailsIrregular bone_header_cell_0_1_0
IdentifiersIrregular bone_header_cell_0_2_0
LatinIrregular bone_header_cell_0_3_0 os irregulareIrregular bone_cell_0_3_1
TA98Irregular bone_header_cell_0_4_0 Irregular bone_cell_0_4_1
TA2Irregular bone_header_cell_0_5_0 Irregular bone_cell_0_5_1
FMAIrregular bone_header_cell_0_6_0 Irregular bone_cell_0_6_1

The irregular bones are bones which, from their peculiar form, cannot be grouped as long, short, flat or sesamoid bones. Irregular bone_sentence_0

Irregular bones serve various purposes in the body, such as protection of nervous tissue (such as the vertebrae protect the spinal cord), affording multiple anchor points for skeletal muscle attachment (as with the sacrum), and maintaining pharynx and trachea support, and tongue attachment (such as the hyoid bone). Irregular bone_sentence_1

They consist of cancellous tissue enclosed within a thin layer of compact bone. Irregular bone_sentence_2

Irregular bones can also be used for joining all parts of the spinal column together. Irregular bone_sentence_3

The spine is the place in the human body where the most irregular bones can be found. Irregular bone_sentence_4

There are, in all, 33 irregular bones found here. Irregular bone_sentence_5

The irregular bones are: the vertebrae, sacrum, coccyx, temporal, sphenoid, ethmoid, zygomatic, maxilla, mandible, palatine, inferior nasal concha, and hyoid. Irregular bone_sentence_6

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