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skeletal structure

Terms used to describe the skeletal structure

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rounded process that usually articulates with another bone condyle
narrow ridgelike projection crest
projection situated above a condyle epicondyle
small, nearly flat surface facet
cleft or groove fissure
soft spot in the skull where membranes cover the space between bones fontanel
opening through a bone that usually serves as a passageway for blood vessels, nerves, or ligaments foramen
tiny pit or depression fovea
relatively deep pit or depression fossa
enlargement on the end of the bone head
narrow ridge linea
tubelike passageway within a bone meatus
prominent projection on a bone process
branch or similiar extension ramus
cavity within a bone sinus
thornlike projection spine
interlocking line of union between bones suture
relatively large process trochanter
small, knoblike process tubercle
knoblike process usually larger than a tubercle tuberosity
Created by: lhurley08