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Landmarks of Articulation

Condyle, Facet, and Head

Smooth, rounded knob


Smooth, flat, slightly concave or convex articular surface



Prominent expanded end of bone;sometimes rounded

Elevated Landmarks

Process, Spine, Tuberosity, Tubercle, and Epicondyle

Any bone prominence


Sharp, slender, and narrow process



Rough surface


small rounded process


projection superior to a condyle

depressions, or flat surfaces


Foramen, and sinus

spaces or openings

hole through a bone, usually rounded



shallow; broad, or elongated basin


space of cavity within a bone

explain difference between a crest and a line

has a narrow ridge and other has elongated ridge

explain difference between a condyle and an epicondyle

has smooth rounded knob and other has projection superior to a condyle

explain difference between a foramen and a fissure

has hole through a bone usually round and other has a split through a bone

zygomatic process

when a process articulates with another bone; structure on the temporal bone

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