Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 32, Skeletal, Muscular, and Integumentary Systems - Assessment - 32.1 The Skeletal System - Understand Key Concepts/Think Critically - Page 942: 3



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Option b. is incorrect. Ligaments are tough connective tissue that connects two bones. Option c. is incorrect. Tendons are strong fibrous tissue that connect muscles to bones. Option d. is incorrect. Cartilage is an elastic tissue that covers the ends of long bones and form body parts such as the ear and nose. Option a. is correct. Bursae are sacs that contain synovial fluid. These sacs absorb shock to bones during movement and release synovial fluid to bathe the surfaces of bones to allow smooth movements.
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