irregular bone

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ir·reg·u·lar bone

[TA]
one of a group of bones having peculiar or complex forms, for example, vertebrae, many of the skull bonesM.
Synonym(s): os irregulare [TA]

ir·reg·u·lar bone

(ir-reg'yū-lăr bōn) [TA]
One of a group of bones having peculiar or complex forms, e.g., vertebrae, many of the skull bones.
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The human skeletal system is a collection of long to short, flat, and irregular bones. The average pore sizes of bone are 100-300 [micro]m.
Irregular bones (e.g., vertebrae and the hip bones) are bones which do not conform to any of the previous forms.
The spinal column consists of thirty-three vertebrae (irregular bones)--seven cervical; twelve thoracic; five lumbar; five sacral; and four coccygeal--enclosing a cord of nerves, connected by discs and surrounded by various muscle groups that maintain its delicate balance.