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  • n. Plural form of osteon.

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Examples

  • “Microscopic examination showed osteons lined up in rows.”

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  • Like the wires in a steel cable, these osteons are bundled together for a strength much greater than the individual components.

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  • Question 20 If you were looking through a microscope at the tiny chambers where osteocytes are found you would be looking at: A. canaliculus B. osteons C. lacuna D. central canals E. the medullary cavity

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  • The structural units are osteons, which are elongated cylinders acting as weight-bearing pillars that can withstand high levels of mechanical stress.

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