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Bone Markings

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condyle
smooth, rounded articular surface
facet
smooth, nearly flat articular surface
head
enlarged, often rounded, end of bone
crest
narrow ridge of bone
epicondyle
bony buldge adjacent to or above a condyle
process
any projection on a bone; often pointed and sharp
spine
sharp, slender projection
trochanter
large, blunt, irregularly shaped projection
tubercle
small, rounded, knoblike projection
tuberosity
similar to tubercle, but usually larger
fissure
narrow cleft or slit; usually for passage of blood vessels and nerves
foramen
opening through a bone; usually for passage of blood vessels and nerves
fossa
a smooth, shallow depression
fovea
a small pit or depression
meatus
a tubelike passageway; tunnel
sinus
a cavity or hollow space in a bone