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Bone Surface Marking

PSIO Lab 09.05 and Table 9.1

supraorbital foramina opening located above the orbit of each eye for supraorbital nerve and artery (frontal bone)
supraorbital ridges or margins thickening of frontal bone superior to orbit of each eye (frontal bone)
external auditory meatus tube-like opening for the ear canal
mastoid process rounded projection posterior to external auditory meatus; attachment for muscles
styloid process long, thin projection on inferior of skull surface; attachment for muscles and ligaments of tongue and neck
zygomatic process projection that articulates with the zygomatic bone
mandibular fossa depression in mandible for articulation with condylar process (mandibular condyle)
foramen lacerum jagged opening filled with cartilage in a living person
carotid foramen (canal) foramen for internal carotid artery
jugular foramen foramen for jugular vein and cranial nerves IX, X, and XI
stylomastoid foramen opening for an artery and cranial nerve VII
internal audiory meatus opening for cranial nerve VIII
fissure narrow slit or cleft in a bone used as an opening for blood vessels and nerves
foramen opening or hole used as an opening for blood vessels and nerves
fossa shallow depression used as a muscle attachment or articulation (joint)
meatus tube-like passageway or opening used as a passageway or canal for blood vessels and nerves
condyle smooth, rounded articular process used for articulation
ramus a small branch used for articulation
spine pointed process used for articulation
Created by: sillandrew