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Landmarks of Articulation

Condyle, Facet, and Head

Smooth, rounded knob

Condyle

Smooth, flat, slightly concave or convex articular surface

Facet

Head

Prominent expanded end of bone;sometimes rounded

Elevated Landmarks

Process, Spine, Tuberosity, Tubercle, and Epicondyle

Any bone prominence

Process

Sharp, slender, and narrow process

Spine

Tuberosity

Rough surface

Tubercle

small rounded process

Epicondyle

projection superior to a condyle

depressions, or flat surfaces

Fossa

Foramen, and sinus

spaces or openings

hole through a bone, usually rounded

Foramen

Fossa

shallow; broad, or elongated basin

sinus

space of cavity within a bone

explain difference between a crest and a line

has a narrow ridge and other has elongated ridge

explain difference between a condyle and an epicondyle

has smooth rounded knob and other has projection superior to a condyle

explain difference between a foramen and a fissure

has hole through a bone usually round and other has a split through a bone

zygomatic process

when a process articulates with another bone; structure on the temporal bone

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