Bone is relatively hard for its density, although it is brittle and may snap on impact, creating what is medically called a fracture.
They are located near to the surface of bone and their functions are to make osteoid and manufacture hormones such as prostaglandin which act on bone itself.
Bone is also the name of a comic book/graphic novel by Jeff Smith in which the Bone Cousins (Fone Bone, Phoney Bone and Smiley Bone) are chased out of their town as a result of a scheme by Phoney Bone and encounter dimwitted quiche-loving rat creatures, taciturn dragons, displaced royalty, and talking bugs.
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