Bone surface markings

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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

Condyle

large, round protuberance with a smooth articular surface at the end of a bone

Facet

smooth, flat, slightly concave or convex articular surface

Head

Rounded articular projection supported on a the neck of a bone

Crest

Prominent ridge or elongated projection

Epicondyle

roughened projection above condyle

Line

Long, narrow ridge or border

Spinous process

sharp, slender projection

trochanter

very large projection

tubercle

variable sized rounded projection

Tuberosity

variable sized projection that has a rough, bumpy surface

suture

seam

canal

tunnel

sinus

cavity or channel

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