Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Flat Bone

One of the four types of bone classified by their shape; thin compact bone covered by periosteum with endosteum-covered cancellous bone inside. Flat bones have broad surfaces (e.g. some of the bones of the skull, ribs, scapulae) and undergo intramembranous bone development.

Cf. long bones, short bones, and irregular bones.

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