Long bones

Long bones are 1 of the 5 types of bone in the human body and are defined as those that are longer than they are wide.

The majority of the appendicular skeleton is composed of long bones (aside from the carpals and tarsals).

In general, the long bones form by endochondral ossification.

Article information

rID: 42633
Section: Anatomy
Tag: bone
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Long bone

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