bone marking chapter 8

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angle

a corner

body

the main portion of a bone

condyle

rounded bump; usually fits into a fossa on another bone,forming a joint

crest

moderately raised ridge; generally a site for muscle attachment

facet

flat surface that forms a joint with another facet or flat bone

fissure

long, crack-like hole for blood vessels and nerves

foramen

round hole for vessels and nerves

fossa

depression; often receives an articulating bone

head

distinct epiphysis on a long bone, separated from the shaft by a narrowed portion

line

similar to a crest but not raised as much

margin

edge of a flat bone or flat portion of edge of a flat area

meatus

tube-like opening or channel

neck

a narrowed portion, usually at the base of a head

notch

a v-like depression in the margin or edge of a flat area

process

a raised area or projection

ramus

curved portion of a bone, like a ram's horn

sinus

cavity within a bone

spine

similar to a crest but raised more; a sharp, pointed process; for muscle attachment

sulcus

groove or elongated depression

trochanter

large bump for muscle attachment

tuberosity

oblong, raised bump, usually for muscle attachment; small tuberosity is called a tubercle

epicondyle

bump near a condyle; often gives the appearance of a "bump on a bump"; for muscle attachment

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