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Bone Markers

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Tuberosity
large rounded projection; may be roughened
Crest
narrow ridge of bone; usually prominent
Trochanter
very large, blunt, irregularly shape process (only examples are in femur)
Line
narrow ridge of bone; less prominent than crest
Tubercle
small rounded projection or process
Epicondyle
Raised area on or above a condyle
Spine
sharp, slender, often pointed projection
Process
prominence or projection
Head
bony expansion carried on a narrow neck
Facet
smooth, nearly flat articular surface
Condyle
Rounded articular projection
Ramus
Armlike bar of bone
Antrum
Chamber within a bone
Sinus
space within a bone, filled with air and lined with mucus membrane
Foramen
Round or oval opening through a bone
Fissure
Narrow, slitlike opening
Groove
Furrow
Fossa
Shallow, basinlike depression in a bone, often serving as an articular surface
Meatus
canal-like passageway