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Bone Markings

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tuberosity
large round projection - tibia
crest
narrow prominent ridge - hip
trochanter
large, blunt, irregularly shaped process - femur
tubercle
small round projection or process - tibia
epicondyle
raised area above a condyle - humerus
spine
sharp slender pointed - vertebrae
process
any bony prominence - jaw
head
bony expansion carried on a narrow neck - radius
condyle
rounded articular projection - patella
ramus
arm like bar of bone - jaw
meatus
canal like passage way - ear
sinus
cavity within bone filled with air and lined with mucous membrane
fossa
shallow basin like depression in bone
fissure
narrow slit like opening
foramen
round or oval opening through a bone
sites of muscle and ligament attachment
tuberosity, crest, trochanter, tubercle, epicondyle, spine, process
projections that help form joints
head, condyle, ramus
depressions and openings allowing blood vessels and nerve fibers to pass
meatus, sinus, fossa, fissure, foramen