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Intro Surface featur

Anatomical term and definitions of Bones

Process any projection or bump
Ramus an extension of a bone making an angle with the rest of the structure
Trochanter A large, rough projection
Tuberosity A smaller, rough projection
Tubercle A small, rounded projection
Crest A prominent ridge
Line A low ridge
Spine A pointed process
Head The expanded articular end of an epiphysis, separated from the shaft by a neck
Neck A narrow connection between the epiphysis and the diaphrysis
Condyle A smooth rounded articular process
Trochlea A smooth, grooved articular process shaped like a pulley
Facet A small, flat articular surface
Fossa A shallow depression
Sulcus A narrow groove
Foramen A rounded passageway for blood vessels or nerves
Canal A passageway through the substance of a bone
Fissure An elongate cleft
Sinus a chamber within a bone, normally filled with air.
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