Skeletal System: Bone Markings

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condyle

smooth, rounded articular surface

facet

smooth, nearly flat articular surface

head

enlarged, often rounded, end of bone

crest

narrow ridge of bone

epicondyle

bony bulge adjacent to or above a condyle

process

any projection on a bone; often pointed and sharp

spine

sharp, slender projection

trochanter

large, blunt, irregularly shaped projection

tubercle

small, rounded, knoblike projection

tuberosity

similar to a tubercle, but usually larger

fissure

narrow cleft or slit; usually for passage of blood vessels and nerves

foramen

opening through a bone; usually for passage of a blood vessel and nerves

fossa

a smooth, shallow depression

fovea

a small pit or depression

meatus

a tubelike passageway; tunnel

sinus

a cavity or hollow space in a bone

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