Bones - Definition

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Definition

The newborn has no less than 270 bones, but the adult body contains more than 206.
Constituting the skeleton, bones are formed from connective tissue solidified.
Their main features protect organs and support all structures of the human body. The bones are also involved in the manufacture of calcium as well as in the formation of blood. Long bones, short bones and flat bones are the three major categories bones of the human body.

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Original article published by Jeff. Translated by Crashounette. Latest update on August 20, 2014 at 05:48 AM by christelle.b.
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