Type
Crossword
Description

helps prevent shoulder dislocation; also known as the Collarbone Clavicle
triangular shaped; also known as the Shoulder Blade Scapula
forehead, brows, and superior orbit Frontal
floor & back wall of skull Occipital
only bone not articulated with another bone Hyoid
strongest bone of the face Mandible
connect with temporal bones to form cheekbones Zygomatic
7 vertebrae in neck region Cervical Vertebrae
12 vertebrae in thoracic region Thoracic Vertebrae
5 vertebrae in lower back Lumbar Vertebrae
C1 vertebrae; allows anterior/posterior movement Atlas
C2 vertebrae; allows lateral movement Axis
fusion of 5 vertebrae; inferior to L5 vertebrae Sacrum
fusion of 3-5 small vertebrae; also known as the Tailbone Coccyx
also known as the Breastbone Sternum
7 pairs of ribs that articulate with sternum True Ribs
5 pairs of ribs that articulate indirectly with sternum False Ribs

Bones Bones & More Bones Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Attaches to tounge Hyoid
last 5 ribs False
forehead Frontal
12 vertebrae Thoracic
Bridge of nose Nasal
first 7 ribs True
12 pairs Ribs
Flat bones held together by sutures Cranium
cheek bones Zygomatic
7 vertebrae Cervical
groove for tear ducts lacrimal
floor & back of skull OCCIPITAL
5 vertebrae LUMBAR
fusion of 5 vertebrae SACRUM
lower jaw MANDIBLE
tailbone COCCYX
upper jaw MAXILLAC
breast bone STERNUM

BONES Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

also known as the collar bone clavicle
an oval, bony case that protects the brain cranium
lower jawbone mandible
also known as the shoulder bone scapula
also known as the breastbone sternum
12 pairs of bones forming the wall of the thorax rib
uppermost and largest bone in the arm, extending from the elbow to the shoulder humerus
series of small bones forming the backbone vertebra
smaller bone int eh forearm (lower arm) on the same side as the thumb radius
also known as the hipbone innominate
triangular bone in the lower back sacrum
inner and larger bone inthe forearm (lower arm) attached to the wrist and located on the side of the little finger ulna
composed of 8 small irregular bones of the wrist carpals
bones of the palm of the hand metacarpals
also known as digits, bones of the fingers or toes phalanges
also known as accessory bone or kneecap patella
larger of the two bones that formt he leg below the knee tibia
smaller of the tow bones that form the leg below the knee fibula
one of the three subdivisions of the foot tarsals
heavy, long bone that forms the leg above the knee femur
long, slender bones, similar to the metacarpal bones of the hand metatarsals
hindmost bone of the skull occipital
bones that form the sides of the head in the ear region temporal
bones that form the sides and top of the cranium parietal
bone that forms the forehead frontal
skelton of the head skull
bone of the upper jaw maxillae

SKELETAL SYSTEM Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

The skull, especially the part enclosing the brain Cranium
The jaw or a jawbone Mandible
Each of the series of small bones forming the backbone, having several projections for articulation and muscle attachment, and a hole through which the spinal cord passes Vertebrae
Each of a series of slender curved bones articulated in pairs to the spine, protecting the thoracic cavity and its organs Clavicle
the thicker and shorter of the two bones in the human forearm Radius
the bone of the upper arm or forelimb, forming joints at the shoulder and the elbow Humerus
the large bony structure near the base of the spine to which the hind limbs or legs are attached in humans and many other vertebrates Pelvis
each of a series of slender curved bones articulated in pairs to the spine (twelve pairs in humans), protecting the thoracic cavity and its organs Rib
either of the large, flat, triangular bones that lie against the ribs in the upper back and provide attachments for the bone and muscles of the upper arm Scapula
the breastbone Sternum
a bone in the human leg extending from the pelvis to the knee, that is the longest, largest, and strongest in the body; thighbone Femur
the thinner and longer of the two bones in the human forearm, on the side opposite to the thumb Ulna
The fibrous plate that supports and shapes the edges of the eyelids. Tarsals
are the eight small bones that make up the wrist (or carpus) that connects the hand to the forearm. Carpals
A bone of the finger or toe Phalanges
kneecap Patella
The outer and usually smaller of the two bones between the knee and the ankle in humans, parallel with the tibia Fibula
The inner and typically larger of the two bones between the knee and the ankle, parallel with the fibula Tibia
The top 7 types of vertebrae that forms the spine and form the neck, which supports the skull, or cranium Cervical vertebrae
The 5 vertebrae situated between the thoracic vertebrae and sacral vertebrae in the spinal column Lumbar vertebrae
Each of the 12 bones of the backbone to which the ribs are attached Thoracic vertebrae
A small, triangular bone at the base of the spinal column in the spinal column, formed of fused vestigial vertebrae Coccyx
Any of the five bones in the hand Metacarpals
Any of the bones of the foot Metatarsals

Skeletal System Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

a dense layer of tissue enveloping bones except at the surface of joints is known as what? Periosteum
Bone Remodeling is also known as ___________ Ossification
a viscous non-newtonian fluid found in synovial joints is known as what? Synovial Fluid
How many bones are in the body? two hundred and six
ligaments connects two ____ Bones
where is the Humerus located? The Forearm
the Vertebrae is a part of what structure in the body? The Spine
The Skull, the Sternum, and Shoulder blades are known as what type of Bone? Flat
What do short bones provide? support
Red Marrow is also known as ___________ Myeloid Tissue
The Hip and the SHoulders are known as what type of joint? Ball and Socket
The Clavicle is a Fancy name for what bone? Collarbone
Phalanges are what? Fingers

Human Skeleton Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

bony structure that forms the head in most vertebrates. It supports the structures of the face and provides a protective cavity for the brain. skull
the jaw or a jawbone, especially the lower jawbone in mammals and fishes. mandible
technical term for collarbone. clavicle
technical term for shoulder blade. scapula
part of the body of a mammal between the neck and the abdomen, including the cavity enclosed by the ribs, breastbone, and dorsal vertebrae, and containing the chief organs of circulation and respiration; the chest. thorax
the long bone in the upper arm humerus
commonly known as the breastbone, is a long, narrow flat bone that serves as the keystone of the rib cage and stabilizes the thoracic skeleton sternum
also known as the vertebral column or spinal column spine
thinner and longer of the two bones in the human forearm ulna
ither the lower part of the trunk of the human body between the abdomen and the thighs pelvis
thicker and shorter of the two bones in the human forearm. radius
large wedge shaped vertebra at the inferior end of the spine. sacrum
small, triangular bone at the base of the spinal column in humans and some apes, formed of fused vestigial vertebrae. coccyx
group of small bones between the main part of the forelimb and the metacarpus in terrestrial vertebrates. carpus
group of five bones of the hand between the wrist (carpus) and the fingers. metacarpus
another term for phalanx phalange
bone of the thigh or upper hind limb, articulating at the hip and the knee. femur
the kneecap. patella
inner and typically larger of the two bones between the knee and the ankle (or the equivalent joints in other terrestrial vertebrates), parallel with the fibula. tibia
long, thin and lateral bone of the lower leg. fibula

Vertebrae/Rib Cage Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Process on vertebra with which the tubercle of the rib articulates. TransverseProcess
Neck vertebrae cervical
Vertebra that articulates with occipital condyles. atlas
Superior and inferior projections of vertebrae which articulate with vertebrae above and below. articulatingprocess
Main part of vertebra body
Structures which attach ribs to sternum. costalcartilage
Vertebral column bone that helps for a pelvic girdle; 5 fused bones. sacrum
Type of vertebra with which ribs articulate. Thoracic
Type of rib with no anterior articulation. floatingribs
Cartilage pads between main parts of successive vertebrae. intervertebraldisc
12 pairs Ribs
Inferior tip of breastbone. xiphoidprocess
Process projecting posteriorly from vertebra. spinousprocess
Type of rib that is not directly connected to the sternum; connected to rib above. falseribs
Breastbone. sternum
Lower back vertebra. lumbar
Vertebral opening through which the spinal cord passes. vertebralforamen
Type of rib that is connected directly to sternum with its own cartilage. trueribs
Tail bone; 4 fused vertebrae. coccyx
Second cervical vertebra. axis

Skeletal System Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Funny Bone Humerus
Bone on thumb side (radial pulse) Radius
Bone on pinky finger side Ulna
Collarbone Clavicle
Shoulder Blade Scapula
Breast Bone Sternum
Protects your heart, liver, and lungs Ribs
Knee cap Patella
The large triangular bone in the lower back Sacrum
The small triangular bone at the base on the spine Coccyx
Upper part of each half of the pelvis Ilium
Thigh bone Femur
Shin bone Tibia
Non-weight bearing, fragile bone of the leg Fibula
Fingers and toes are these Phalanges
Forehead bone Frontal
Your temple Temporal
Top of your cranium Parietal
Back of skull Occipital
Center section of vertebrae Thoracic
Top section of the vertebrae (neck) Cervical
Lower section of the vertebrae Lumbar

Skeleton in YOUR Body Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Another name for osteitis deformans. PagetsDisease
Inflammatory arthritis rheumatoid
Arthritis in big toe. gout
Broken bone. fracture
Bone loss disease. osteoporosis
Curved spine. scoliosis
Skeleton system ______ organs. protects
Bones store this mineral. calcium
Bones in spine. vertebrae
Largest leg bone. femur
Bigger bone in lower leg. tibia
Smaller bone in lower leg. fibula
Largest arm bone. humerus
Bigger bone in lower arm. radius
Smaller bone in lower arm. ulna
Collar bone. clavicle
Shoulder blade. scapula
Jaw bone. mandible
Skull. cranium
Breastbone. sternum
Bones that protect heart and lungs. ribs
Hip bones. pelvis
Tailbone. coccyx
Knee cap. patella
Bones in fingers and toes. phalanges
Bones in wrist. carpals
Bones in ankles. tarsals
Bones in hands. metacarpals
Bones in foot. metatarsals
Total number of ribs. twentyfour
How many pairs of ribs? twelve
Baby's soft spot. fontanelle
Joining of skull bones. suture
Lubricates joints. synovial fluid
Abbreviation for Amylotrophic Sclerosis ALS
Congenital deformity of foot. clubfoot
Bone cavity. sinus
Type of connective tissue. bone
Knee surgery with a scope. arthroscopy
Inner part of bones. marrow
Picture of a bone. xray
Floating bone. sesamoid
Dense connective tissue. cartilage
Bone growth. ossification
Brittle bone disease. osteogenesis imperfecta
Bone tumor. myeloma
Disease with bowed legs. rickets
Curve of the upper spine. kyphosis
Vitamin that helps with calcium absorption. D
How many bones in the skull? twentyeight
All the bones in the body. skeleton

Skeletal and Articular Systems Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Malleus, Incus and Stapes are all bones in the ___ ___? Inner Ear
This forms the bridge of the nose. Nasal
All are connected to the vertebrae, but only some connect to the sternum. Ribs
Also called the breast bone. Sternum
Be careful with this bone when performing CPR!! Xiphoid Process
A bone in the forearm where, if hit, a sharp pain will shoot through the arm. Ulna
The Latin word for "blade". Scapula
This is the more slender bone in the leg. Fibula
These five bones form the framework of the palm. Metacarpals
The bone that forms the anterior portion of the hard palate. Maxilla
Another word for tailbone. Coccyx
The major makeup of the spinal cord. Vertebrae
Also called the funny bone. Humerus
Your instep has 5 elongated bones called __________? Metatarsals
Is able to rotate around the humerus, another bone of the forearm. Radius
The top bone of the cranium that forms the forehead. Frontal
The longest and heaviest bone of the body. Femur
This bone gets its name from the Latin word for “handle”. Manubrium
Form the cheekbones. Zygomatic
Collarbone that extends across the top of the thorax. Clavicle
These left and right bones make up the sides of the skull. Parietal
The largest sesamoid bone in the body. Patella
The smallest and most fragile bone in the body. Lacrimal
7 bones that make the back part of the foot. Tarsals
The bones of the fingers and the thumb. Phalanges
The only bone of the body that does not articulate with another bone. Hyoid
The bones that form the wrist. Carpals
The second largest bone in the body. Tibia
Forms the pelvic curvature in an adult. Sacrum
Bones of the toes that are stout and sturdy. Foot Phalanges
This includes an opening for the ear canal. Temporal
Curves to form the base of the skull. Occipital
Composed of 3 fused bones. Pelvis

Skeletal System Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

aka soft spot frontal bone
largest bone in body femur
8 bones, the wrist carpals
located between the carpals and phalanges metacarpals
fingers and toes phalanges
7 bones, the ankle tarsals
located between the tarsals and phalanges metatarsals
located in the lower arm, connects with the pinky ulna
located in the lower arm, connects with the thumb radius
upper arm bone humerus
holds frame for the body clavicle
aka shoulder blade scapula
7 are real true ribs
3 are not real false ribs
2 are not connected floating ribs
top part of sternum manubrium
middle part of sternum body
bottom part of sternum Xiphoid process
there are ___ parts of the sternum three
smaller bone in the lower leg fibula
larger bone in the lower leg tibia
aka soft spot fontanel
anterior part of the skull frontal bone
back of skull occipital bone
small bone is ear ossicles
anterior of neck hyoid
80 bones axial structure
upper jawbone maxillae
lower jawbone mandible
midline, within the nasal cavity vomer bones
makes up the vertebrae vertabreal column
___ regions of the vertebral colum 5
first region of the vertebral colum cervical
second region of the vertebral colum thoracic
third region of the vertebral colum lumbar
forth region of the vertebral colum sacrum
fifth region of the vertebral colum coccyx
once had 5 bones, then fused into 1 sacrum
___ is an example of lower limbs legs
___ is an example of upper limbs arms