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Bone surface markings

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Fissure
Narrow slit between adjacent parts of bones through which blood vessels or nerves pass
Foramen
opening through which blood vessels, nerves, or ligaments pass
Fossa
Shallow depression
Sulcus
Furrow along a bone surface that accommodates a blood vessel, nerve, or tendon
Meatus
Tubelike opening
Condyle
large, round protuberance with a smooth articular surface at the end of a bone
Facet
smooth, flat, slightly concave or convex articular surface
Head
Rounded articular projection supported on a the neck of a bone
Crest
Prominent ridge or elongated projection
Epicondyle
roughened projection above condyle
Line
Long, narrow ridge or border
Spinous process
sharp, slender projection
trochanter
very large projection
tubercle
variable sized rounded projection
Tuberosity
variable sized projection that has a rough, bumpy surface
suture
seam
canal
tunnel
sinus
cavity or channel