Resource 3: Words and meanings – bones in the body

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Word Meaning
Humerus The single bone found in the upper arm
Cranium The skull, which protects the brain
Fibula The smaller of the two bones found in the lower leg
Radius One of the bones in the wrist that rotates as you twist your hand
Femur The single bone in the top leg and longest bone in the body
Vertebrae The bones that form the backbone and protect the nerves that pass through
Metacarpals The bones found in the hand
Sternum The breastbone, which protects the heart
Scapula The bone commonly known as the shoulder blade on the back
Tibia The bigger of the two bones found in the lower leg
Tarsus A group of bones forming the upper foot and ankle

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