human skeletal system

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human skeletal system

the internal skeleton that serves as a framework for the body. This framework consists of many individual bones and cartilages. There also are bands of fibrous connective tissue-the ligaments and the tendons-in intimate relationship with the parts of the skeleton. This article is concerned primarily with the gross structure and the function of the skeleton of the normal human adult.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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