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Lab 3 - Terminology

Bone terminology

TermDefinition
head the rounded proximal end of a long bone
facet a small smooth area
condyle a rounded projection at the end of a bone, usually for articulation
ramus a part of bone that is thicker than a process and forms an angle with the main body
fossa a hollow or depressed area, usually smooth and slightly rounded
tuberosity an elevation, especially one where a muscle attaches
crest a projecting ridge, especially surrounding the border of a bone
line a narrow ridge, usually does not protrude much
trochanter one of the two bony projections on the proximal end of the femur, attachments for muscle
tubercle a nodule or small eminence, especially for attachment of a tendon
epicondyle a rounded projection at the end of a bone, on or above the condyle, place of attachment for ligaments and tendons
spine a slender, thorn-like projection
meatus an opening or passage
sinus a recess, cavity, or channel
groove a narrow, linear hollow or depression
fissure a cleft or groove (usually larger in scale)
foramen a hole - a natural opening or passage
Created by: mlmathis