1. What are specialized skin cells that produce pigments? Melanocytes
  2. What gives skin, hair, and parts of the eye color? Melanin
  3. What is the deepest layer of the epidermis? Stratum Basale
  4. What layer is between the stratum granulosum and the stratum basale? Stratum spinosum
  5. What is the intercellular substance that consists of collagen fibers, ground substance, and inorganic bone salts? Bone Matrix
  6. What is a small channel found in ossified bone? Canaliculi
  7. What is in the center of each osteon? Central Canal
  8. What is the small cavity within the bone matrix containing a single osteocyte and connected by canaliculi? Lacunae
  9. What is the thin layer of bone made up of disc like structures? Lamella
  10. What is the star shaped cell found in mature bone? Osteocyte
  11. What is the entire unit of bone that includes the lamella, central canal, canaliculi etc? Osteon
  12. What allows the blood vessels and nerves from the periosteum to penetrate the compact bone? Perforating canals or the Volkmann’s canals
  13. What is light, porous bone that resembles a honeycomb? Spongy bone
  14. What is the meshwork of interconnecting sections of a bone that gives the sponge like appearance to bone? Trabeculae
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