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Biol 223 Bone Feat.

Bone Features and Markings, Table 6-1

WordDefinition
tuberosity large, rounded projection for muscle attachment
crest narrow ridge of bone, usually very prominent
trochanter a large, rough projection
line narrow ridge of bone, less prominent than crest
tubercle small rounded bump
epicondyle raised area on or above a condyle
spine sharp slender pointy projection
process any projection or bump
facet smooth flat surface, like on a cut stone
condyle rounded articular projection
ramus an extension of a bone making an angle with the rest of the structure
meatus canal-like passageway
sinus cavity within a bone, usually filled with air and line with mucous membrane
fossa shallow depression
groove furrow, like a plowed row in a garden
fissure an elongated cleft
foramen round or oval opening through a bone
sulcas groove for a tendon, nerve, or blood vessel
anatomical terms that describe openings foramen; canal; fissure; sinus (atrum)
anatomical terms that describe depressions fossa; sulcus
anatomical terms that describe processes formed for articulation with adjacent bones head; neck; condyle; trochlea; facet
trochlea a smooth, grooved articular process shaped like a pulley
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