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Those are isolated turtle bones: Specifically, they are part of the carapace, or upper shell. The projections would articulate with the backbone. The "toothlike" structure at the other end projects down toward the margin of the shell. Based on the size, and the fact that you are in Missouri, I'm guessing they are snapping turtle bones. Here's a photo of ...


It's definitely a bird pelvis (synsacrum). Based on the size (~30 cm), it came from a very large bird. Unfortunately, comparative images of bird pelves are rare on the internet. Some possibilities (large birds of Sweden possibly found on the coast): Great northern loon Golden eagle Common crane A loon skeleton (from


Acromegaly (pituitary gigantism) is a disease that causes enlargement of the bones of the face. There is interest in computerizing facial measurements to catch subtle enlargements and prompt testing for the disease.


Looks like the proximal end of a rib of a large mammal (cow, horse, deer). Without information about how large it is, it is not possible to get closer to an identification. It's not a claw and very likely not a fossil. It just looks old and dirty. Here's a horse rib cage (from


The main factors affecting bone remodelling are the person's age, and the load applied on the bone. It is known that in relation to fracture healing, younger children remodel much faster and more effectively. This allows surgeons to accept very displaced fractures in young children without having to restore original anatomy as remodelling will take care of ...


Short Answer The words extension and flexion actually mean to increase or decrease the angle of a joint, respectively. In other words, the terms are directly related to the joints themselves. Bones can only move relative to each other at joints, so when the angle between two bones increases or decreases, that action is occurring at the joint. In other ...


Bones are remodelled,it's correct but there is a limit too in this remodelling and specially when are doing it manually. Moreover it is very important to keep your jaws in proper occlusion otherwise this improper way of pressuring and tension creation in your maxilla and mandible will lead to more severe problems in your temperomandibular joint, leading you ...

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