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- n. Plural form of osteon.
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“Microscopic examination showed osteons lined up in rows.”
Like the wires in a steel cable, these osteons are bundled together for a strength much greater than the individual components.
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
The structural units are osteons, which are elongated cylinders acting as weight-bearing pillars that can withstand high levels of mechanical stress.