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BIO 166 Ch. 6

Visual anatomy & physiology Chapter 6

Sulcus Furrow along a bone surface that accommodates a blood vessel, nerve, or tendon
Tubercle Small, rounded projection
Ramus Flattened angular part of a bone
Process Projection or outgrowth of bone that form joints or attachment points for connective tissue
Foramen Opening through which blood vessels, nerves, or ligaments pass
Fissure Narrow slit between adjacent parts of bones through which blood vessels or nerves pass
Facet Smooth flat articular surface
Tuberosity Large, rounded usually roughened projection
Meatus Tube like opening, passageway
Sinus Cavity or hollow space in a bone
Spinous process Sharp, slender projection
Head Rounded articular projection supported on the neck (constricted portion of the bone)
Condyle Large, round protuberance at the end of a bone
Epicondyle Projection above a condyle
Crest Prominent ridge or elongated projection
Trochanter Very large projection, only found on the femur
Fossa Shallow depression
Line Long, narrow ridge or border
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