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Bone Markings

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tuberosity
large, rounded projection; may be roughened
crest
narrow ridge of bone; usually prominent
trochanter
very large, blunt, irregularly shaped process (specific to 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
process
any bony prominence
head
bony expansion carried on a narrow neck
facet
smooth, nearly flat articular surface
condyle
rounded articular projection
ramus
armlike bar of bone
groove
furrow
fissure
narrow, slitlike opening
foramen
round or oval opening through a bone
notch
indentation at the edge of a structure
meatus
canal-like passageway
sinus
bone cavity, filled with air and lined with mucous membrane
fossa
shallow basinlike depression in a bone, often serving as an articular surface