Fibrocartilage and bone (pubic symphysis)
At the center of this image is fibrocartilage of the pubic symphysis. On either side is bone, with endochondral ossification occurring at the boundaries.
- Bone is deep red.
- Cartilage is variously gray with pink (collagenous) bands.
- The spongy tissue (dark purple with white spots) is bone marrow with fat cells.
- In the four corners is skeletal muscle attached to the periosteum / perichondrium.
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Last updated: 15 December 2003 / dgk