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Bone Markings

Human Anatomy - Bone Markings - Anatomical Terms

QuestionAnswer
condyle (articlulating surfaces) large, smooth, rounded articulating oval structure
facet (articlulating surfaces) small, flat, shallow articulating surface
head (articlulating surfaces) prominent, rounded epiphysis
trochlea (articlulating surfaces) smooth, grooved, pulley-like articular process
alveolus (depressions) deep pit or socket in the maxillae or mandible
fossa (depressions) flattened or shallow depression
sulcus (depressions) narrow groove
crest (projections for tendon and ligament attachment) narrow, prominent, ridgelike projection
epicondyle (projections for tendon and ligament attachment) projection adjacent to condyle
line (projections for tendon and ligament attachment) low ridge
process (projections for tendon and ligament attachment) any marked bony prominence
ramus (projections for tendon and ligament attachment) angular extention of a bone relative to the rest of the structure
spine (projections for tendon and ligament attachment) pointed, slender process
trochanter (projections for tendon and ligament attachment) massive, rough prejection found only on femur
tubercle (projections for tendon and ligament attachment) small, round projection
tuberosity (projections for tendon and ligament attachment) large, rough projection
canal (meatus) (openings and spaces) passageway through a bone
fissure (openings and spaces) narrow, slitlike opening through a bone
foramen (openings and spaces) rounded passageway through a bone
sinus (openings and spaces) cavity or hollow space in a bone
Created by: allerlei