Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Skull Suture Tissue

We just learned about Cartilage.

There are some types of connective tissue that we can feel, like the cartilage in our ears and noses, or ligaments and tendons in our arms and legs.

But connective tissue is all over the body, even in our skulls!
The bones of the skull are in different pieces, and the pieces are connected with things called sutures.

When a baby is born, the skull pieces are not connected tightly together, there is just connective tissue holding them together.
As the baby gets older, the bones get closer and eventually the sutures get hard and don't move anymore.

All the different parts of the skull that are connected have a little bit of connective tissue in between them to cushion where the bones are connected.

(from: wikipedia - frontal suture)

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