Comparison between cartilage and bone

1.           It is semi-rigid and flexible
It is rigid and strong
2.           The matrix lacks blood vessels (non-vascular)
The matrix has blood vessels (vascular)
3.           Non-calcified matrix
Calcified matrix
4.           The matrix protein is chondrin
The matrix protein is ossein
5.           Each lacuna in the matrix has 2 or 3 cartilage cells (chondrocytes)
Each lacuna in the matrix has a single bone cell (osteocyte)
6.           The matrix is not arranged in lamellae
The matrix is arranged in lamellae
7.           Haversian systems, canaliculi and Volkman’s canals are absent
8.           Growth is unidirectional
Growth is bidirectional

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