Bone Markings

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tuberosity

large round projection - tibia

crest

narrow prominent ridge - hip

trochanter

large, blunt, irregularly shaped process - femur

tubercle

small round projection or process - tibia

epicondyle

raised area above a condyle - humerus

spine

sharp slender pointed - vertebrae

process

any bony prominence - jaw

head

bony expansion carried on a narrow neck - radius

condyle

rounded articular projection - patella

ramus

arm like bar of bone - jaw

meatus

canal like passage way - ear

sinus

cavity within bone filled with air and lined with mucous membrane

fossa

shallow basin like depression in bone

fissure

narrow slit like opening

foramen

round or oval opening through a bone

sites of muscle and ligament attachment

tuberosity, crest, trochanter, tubercle, epicondyle, spine, process

projections that help form joints

head, condyle, ramus

depressions and openings allowing blood vessels and nerve fibers to pass

meatus, sinus, fossa, fissure, foramen

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