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Axial Skel I

Depressions and Processes

Opening through which blood vessels, nerves, or ligaments pass Foramen
Smooth, flat, articular surface Facet
Very large projection Trochanter
Sharp, slender projection Spinous process
Shallow depression Fossa
Furrow along a bone surface that accommodates a blood vessel, nerve, or tendon. Sulcus
Prominent ridge or elongated projection Crest
Projection above a condyle Epicondyle
Tubelike opening Meatus
Large, round protuberance at the end of a bone Condyle
Small, rounded projection Tubercle
Narrow slit between adjacent parts of bones through which blood vessels or nerves pass Fissure
Large, rounded, usually roughened projection Tuberosity
Processes that form joints Condyles, Facets, Heads
Rounded articular projection supported on the neck (constricted portion) of a bone Head
Sites allowing the passage of soft tissue (nerves, blood vessels, ligaments, tendons) or formation of joints Depressions and openings
Projections or outgrowths on bone that form joints or attachment points for connective tissue (such as ligaments and tendons) Processes
Depressions and openings, and processes Bone surface markings
Processes that form attachment points for connective tissue Crests, epicondyles, lines, spinous processes, trochanters, tubercles, tuberosities
Long, narrow ridge or border (less prominent than a crest) Line
Created by: gailfus65