Cancellous bone

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Cancellous bone
Illu compact spongy bone.jpg
Illustration of a section through long bone, with spongy bone in its center.
Spongy bone - trabecules.jpg
Microscopic view of spongy bone. Bone trabeculae appear red in this stain.
Latin substantia spongiosa ossium
Gray's subject #18 86
Dorlands/Elsevier s_27/12766958

Cancellous bone (also known as trabecular, or spongy) is a type of osseous tissue with a low density and strength but very high surface area, that fills the inner cavity of long bones. The external layer of Cancellous bone contains red bone marrow where the production of blood cellular components (known as hematopoiesis) takes place. Cancellous bone is also where most of the arteries and veins of bone organs are found.

The second type of osseous tissue is known as cortical bone, forming the hard outer layer of bone organs.

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