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Relatively soft



Porous - has minute opening on the surface


Blood vessels present

Blood vessels absent

Matrix made of protein and mineral salts like Calcium Phosphate

Matrix made of protein

May have bone marrow in the center

No such material is present

Cells are called osteocytes

Cells are called chondrocytes

Provides shape and structure to body

Provides flexibility and smoothens body joints

Forms the skeleton

Found in joints, tip of nose, ear, trachea, larynx

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