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Bone Markings
names/definitions of bone markings, with photos for each
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Anatomy
09/11/2005

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Term
Tuberosity
Definition
Large rounded projection; may be roughened [image]
Term
Crest
Definition
Narrow ridge of bone; usually prominent [image]
Term
Trochanter
Definition
Very large, blunt, irregularly shaped process (only on femur!) [image]
Term
Line
Definition
Narrow ridge of bone, usually prominent [image]
Term
Tubercle
Definition
Small rounded projection or process [image]
Term
Epicondyle
Definition
Raised area on or above a condyle [image]
Term
Spine
Definition
Sharp, slender, often pointed projection [image]
Term
Process
Definition
Any bony prominence[image]
Term
Head
Definition
Bony expansion carried on a narrow neck [image]
Term
Facet
Definition
Smooth, nearly flat articular surface [image]
Term
Condyle
Definition
Rounded articular projection [image]
Term
Ramus
Definition
Armlike bar of bone [image]
Term
Meatus
Definition
Canal-like passageway [image]
Term
Sinus
Definition
Cavity within a bone, filled with air and lined with mucous membrane [image]
Term
Fossa
Definition
Shallow, basinlike depression in a bone, often serving as an articular surface [image]
Term
Groove
Definition
Furrow[image]
Term
Fissure
Definition
Narrow, slitlike opening [image]
Term
Foramen
Definition
Round or oval opening through a bone [image]