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Bone Surface Marking

Depressions and Processes

QuestionAnswer
Fissure narrow slit between adjacent parts of bones through which blood vessels or nerves pass
Foramen opening through which blood vessels, nerves, or ligaments pass
Fossa shallow depression
Sulcus furrow along a bone surface that accommodates a blood vessel, nerve, or tendon
Meatus tubelike opening
Depressions and Openings sites allowing the passage of soft tissue (nerves, blood vessels, ligaments, tendons) or formation of joints
Processes projections or outgrowths that form joints of attachment points for connective tissue, such as ligaments and tendons
Condyle large, round, protuberance at the end of a bone
Facet Smooth flat articular surface
Head rounded articular projection supported on teh neck of a bone
Crest prominent ridege or elongated projection
Epicondyle projection above a condyle
Line long, narrow ridge or border
Spinous Process sharp, slender projection
Trochanter very large projection
Tubercle small rounded projection
Tuberosity large rounded usually roughened projection
Created by: sc26