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Depressions in bones

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Alveolus
a tooth socket
Canal
a tunnel-like, extended foramen
Fontanelle
a space between cranial bones of an infant
Foramen
an opening through a bone, usually a passage for blood vessels and nerves
fossa
a depression area, usually broad and shallow.
fovea
a pit-like, depressed area; usually smaller than a fossa.
Groove
a long pit or furrow
meatus
a short canal
sinus
a cavity within a cranial bone
sulcus
a long, wide groove.
Suture
where adjacent bones of the skull meet (articulate)