What kind of bone is a vertebrae?

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The flat bones include the scapula (wingbone), the ribs, and the sternum (breastbone). Irregular bones: Irregular bones are irregular in size and shape and are usually quite compact. They include the bones in the vertebral column, the carpal bones in the hands, tarsal bones in the feet, and the patella(kneecap).

What is compact bone? Compact bone, also called cortical bone, dense bone in which the bony matrix is solidly filled with organic ground substance and inorganic salts, leaving only tiny spaces (lacunae) that contain the-osteocytes, or bone cells. Both types are found in most bones.

Are bones stronger than steel? The human body can take a remarkable amount of punishment, given bones made of one of the strongest materials found in nature. Bone is extraordinarily strong — ounce for ounce, bone is stronger than steel, since abar of steel of comparable size would weigh four or five times as much.

What is the function of sesamoid bones? Sesamoid bones are small more or less rounded masses embedded in certain tendons and usually-related to joint surfaces. Their functions probably are to modify pressure, to diminish friction, and occasionally to alter the direction of a muscle pull.