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Bony Markings


Trochanter (L) very large blunt irregularly shaped process Ex. femur
Tuberosity (L) Large rounded projection Ex. pelvis, ischial ________
Tubercle (L) Small rounded projection or process Ex. tibia, quadrate _________
Spine (M) sharp, pointed, slender projection Ex: vertebra, thoracic ____
Crest (M) prominent narrow ridge of bone Ex: pelvis, iliac ___
Line (M) not very prominent narrow ridge of bone Ex: pelvis, middle (anterior) gluteal ___, accurate ___ of ilium
Condyle (S) rounded articular and bone projection Ex: tibia, medial _______
Epicondyle (S) raised area on or above a condyle Ex: humerus, medial ______
Process (S) any bony prominence or bony projection Ex: vertebra, transverse _______ (thoracic)
Head (L) bony expansion carried on narrow neck Ex: ____ of the right femur
Facet (M) smooth, nearly flat articular surface and smooth flat bone surface Ex: vertebra, superior articular ____ (lumbar)
Ramus (S) armlike bar of bone Ex: mandible, mandibular ______
Meatus Opening or canal inside body Ex. Cranium, acoustic ___
Foramen Holes for nerve arteries and veins Ex. Optic ____
Fissure Narrow slit-like opening Ex. Inferior orbital____
Sinus Cavity in bone with air and has mucus membrane Ex. Nasal cavities
Fossa Shallow depression in bone Ex. humerus, olecraon ____
Groove Furrow Ex. humerus. bicipital___
Created by: OHSanatomy