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Bone Markings

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Process
Any bone prominence
Tuberosity
Large rounded projection
Crest
Narrow ridge of bone; usually prominent
Trochanter
Very large, blunt, irregularly shaped process (only located on femur)
Line
Narrow ridge of bone; less prominent than a crest
Tubercle
small rounded projection or process
Epicondyle
raised area on or above a condyle
Spine
sharp, slender, often pointed projection
Head
Bony expansion carried on a narrow neck
Facet
Smooth, nearly flat articulating surface
Condyle
Rounded articulating projection
Meatus
Canal-like passageway
Sinus
cavity within a bone, filled with air and lined with mucous membrane
Fossa
Shallow, basinlike depression in a bone, often serving as an articular surface
Groove
Furrow (uncovered passage)
Fissure
A narrow slit-like opening
Foramen
Round or oval opening through a bone
Notch
Indentation at the edge of a structure

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