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medical ch.

bone markings

bone head a rounded knoblike end of a long bone, separated from the shaft of the bone by a narrow portion ( the neck of the bone)
neck a constricted or narrow section that connects with the head, as in the neck connecting to the head or the neck of the femur
tuberosity an elevated, broad, rounded process of a bone-usually for attachment of muscles or tendons
trochanter large bony process located below the neck of the femur, for attachment of muscles
condyle a knucklelike projection at the end of a bone; usually fits into a fossa of another bone to form a joint
crest a distinct border or ridge; an upper elevated edge, as in the upper part of the hip bone (the iliac crest) ; generally a site for muscle attachment
spine a sharp projection from the surface of a bone, similar to a crest
sulcus a groove or depression in a bone
sinus an opening or hollow space in bone, as in the paranasal sinuses or the frontal sinus
fissure a groove or depression in a bone
fossa a hollow or shallow concave depression in a bone
foramen a hole, within a bone that allows blood vessels or nerves to pass through, as in the foramen magum of the skull that allows the spinal cord to pass through it
Created by: Courtneey