Lab Bone Histology


Understand how compact bone is different from trabecular bone

Understand the difference between Intramembranous Ossification and Endochondral ossification.

Understand the following terms and be able to identify them:

Haversian system, osteon, Volkmann’s canals, canaliculi, Haversian canal, circumferential lamellae, trabeculae, osteocytes, osteoclasts, osteoblasts, lacunae, periosteum


Bone is the main component of the skeleton in the adult human. Like cartilage, bone is a specialised form of dense connective tissue. Bone gives the skeleton the necessary rigidity to function as attachment and lever for muscles and supports the body against gravity. (Blue histology)


Yale histology (link)