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Thigh bone head. Coloured X-ray of the head of a femur (thigh bone). Seen here is cancellous, or spongy, bone, which is characterised by a honeycomb arrangement comprising a network of trabeculae (lattice-like tissue). These structures provide support and strength to the bone, whilst being lightweight.
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