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5 primary functions of skeletal system

Support, storage of minerals (calcium) and lipids (yellow marrow), blood cell production (red marrow), protection, leverage ( force of motion)

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Sutural bones

Small irregular bones found between the flat bones of the skull

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Irregular bones

Complex shapes; vertebrae, pelvis

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Short bones

Small and thick, ankle and wrist

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Long bones

Long and thin with rounded ends; arms, legs

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Sesamoid bones

Small and flat and develop inside tendons