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Bone Surface Marking

6.4--Bone Surface Markings

TermDefinition
TYPE--DEPRESSIONS AND OPENINGS SITES ALLOWING PASSAGE OF SOFT TISSUE (NERVES, BLOOD VESSELS, LIGAMENTS, TENDONS) OR FORMATION OF JOINTS
FISSURE NARROW SLIT BETWEEN ADJACENT PARTS OF BONES THROUGH WHICH BLOOD VESSELS OR NERVES PASS (EX. superior orbital fissure)
FORAMEN (HOLE) OPENING THROUGH WHICH BLOOD VESSELS, NERVES, OR LIGAMENTS PASS (EX. optic foramen)
FOSSA (TRENCH) SHALLOW DERPESSION (EX. coronoid fossa)
SULCUS (GROOVE) FURROW ALONG BONE SURFACE THAT ACCOMMODATES BLOOD VESEEL, NERVE OR TENDON
MEATUS (PASSAGEWAY) TUBELIKE OPENING
TYPE--PROCESSES PROJECTIONS OR OUTGROWTHS THAT FORM JOINTS OR ATTACHMENT POINTS FOR CONNECTIVE TISSUES, SUCH AS LIGAMENTS AND TENDONS
JOINT FORMING--CONDYLE LARGE, ROUND PROTUBERANCE WITH SMOOTH ARTICULAR SURFACE AT ONE END
JOINT FORMING--FACET SMOOTH, FLAT, SLIGHTLY CONCAVE OR CONVEX ARTICULAR SURFACE
ATTACHMENT POINT--CREST PROMINENT RIDGE OR ELONGATED PROJECTION
ATTACHMENT POINT--EPICONDYLE ROUGHENED PROJECTION ABOVE CONDYLE
LINE LONG NARROW RIDGE OR BORDER
SPINOUS PROCESS SHARP, SLENDER PROJECTION
TROCHANTER VERY LARGE PROJECTION
TUBERCLE VARIABLE SIZED ROUNDED PROJECTION
TUBEROSITY VARIABLE SIZED; ROUGH, BUMPY
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