Vertebrae are examples of what type of bones?

1 Answer
Jun 26, 2017

Irregular bones.


Because of their non-uniform shape, vertebrae are classified (along with other bones such as the sacrum, the bones of the pelvis, the mandible, etc).

They are different from the other four categories of bones: long, short, flat, and sesamoid.

Irregular bones generally have a cancellous bone structure - a meshwork of spongy tissue of mature bone - covered with a layer of cortical or compact bone.