Bone Markers

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Tuberosity

large rounded projection; may be roughened

Crest

narrow ridge of bone; usually prominent

Trochanter

very large, blunt, irregularly shape process (only examples are in 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

prominence or projection

Head

bony expansion carried on a narrow neck

Facet

smooth, nearly flat articular surface

Condyle

Rounded articular projection

Ramus

Armlike bar of bone

Antrum

Chamber within a bone

Sinus

space within a bone, filled with air and lined with mucus membrane

Foramen

Round or oval opening through a bone

Fissure

Narrow, slitlike opening

Groove

Furrow

Fossa

Shallow, basinlike depression in a bone, often serving as an articular surface

Meatus

canal-like passageway

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