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Long bones

Long bone

One of the elongated bones of the extremities, consisting of a tubular shaft (diaphysis) and two extremities (epiphyses) usually wider than the shaft; the shaft is composed of compact bone surrounding a central medullary cavity.

Compare: short bone.

Synonym: os longum, pipe bone.

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