Bone Markings

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Process

Any bone prominence

Tuberosity

Large rounded projection

Crest

Narrow ridge of bone; usually prominent

Trochanter

Very large, blunt, irregularly shaped process (only located on femur)

Line

Narrow ridge of bone; less prominent than a crest

Tubercle

small rounded projection or process

Epicondyle

raised area on or above a condyle

Spine

sharp, slender, often pointed projection

Head

Bony expansion carried on a narrow neck

Facet

Smooth, nearly flat articulating surface

Condyle

Rounded articulating projection

Meatus

Canal-like passageway

Sinus

cavity within a bone, filled with air and lined with mucous membrane

Fossa

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

Groove

Furrow (uncovered passage)

Fissure

A narrow slit-like opening

Foramen

Round or oval opening through a bone

Notch

Indentation at the edge of a structure

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