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Osteon/Haversian Systems

What type of rings are osteon made up of, and what are the chambers called that they house? What is found in these chambers?

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Bone is not solid like a rock, but has a complex internal structure.

Osteons (or Haversian systems) are the circular columns that are found in compact bone. If you look at microscopic views in cross-sections, the osteons look like the rings in tree trunks. The attached file osteon.jpg shows an ...

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This solution discusses the type of rings osteon are composed of and their chambers.

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