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Bone

Bone, also called osseous tissue is a type of hard endoskeletal connective tissue found in many vertebrate animals.

Bones support body structures, protect internal organs, and (in conjunction with muscles) facilitate movement; are also involved with cell formation, calcium metabolism, and mineral storage.

The bones of an animal are, collectively, known as the skeleton.

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