short bones


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short bones

bones that occur in clusters and usually permit movement of the extremities, such as the carpals and tarsals.
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The backbone, which consists of several short bones called vertebrae, protects the spinal cord.
The short bones of the hand are the most frequent location of skeletal tuberculosis in infancy and early childhood before the epiphyseal centers are well established.