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Bone Terms 1

Tuberosity Large rounded projection; may be roughened
Crest Narrow ridge of bone; usually prominent
Trochanter Very large, blunt, irregularly shaped process (only examples are on the femur)
Line Narrow ridge of bone; less prominent than crest
Tubercle Small rounded projection or process
Epicondyle Raised area on or above a condyle
Spine Sharp, slender, often pointed projection
Process Any bony prominence
Head Bony expansion carried on a narrowed neck
Facet Smooth, nearly flat articular surface
Condyle Rounded articular projection
Ramus Armlike bar of bone
Croove Furrow
Fissure Narrow, slitlike opening
Foramen Round or oval opening through a bone / allows for passage of nerves or blood vessels
Notch Indentation at the edge of a structure
Meatus Canal-like passageway
Sinus Bone cavity, filled with air and lined with mucous membrane
Fossa Shallow basin-like depression in a bone, often serving as an articular surface.
Sulcus a groove or furrow in a bone
Squama the flat portion of a bone
Concha a lateral fold of bone that creates a more efficient circulation of inhaled air, by increasing surface area
Fontanel Spaces covered by tough membranes (connective tissue) between the bones on an infant's skull.
Visceral Skeleton skeletal elements derived from embryonic gill arches. They include the hyoid bone and ear ossicles.
Fovea a depression or pit
Crest a narrow ridge of bone
Created by: AbigailAyers



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