Define long bones. Where do we find them in human body?

1 Answer
Dec 13, 2016

Long bones are those bones that are longer than they are wide and provide strength, support and mobility.


There are five types of bones: sesamoid, flat, irregular, short and long.

The long bones are those that are longer than they are wide. They contain yellow marrow and red marrow which are blood-producing. These bones give strength and mobility to the body and also provide structural support.

Examples are the bones in the legs, the arms, and the phalanges.