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Bone Markings

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condyle
large, smooth, rounded articulating oval structure: articulating surface
facet
small, flat, shallow articulating surface: articulating surface
head
prominent, rounded epiphysis: articulating surface
trochlea
smooth, grooved, pulley-like articular process: articulating surface
alveolus
deep pit or socket in the maxillae or mandible: depression
fossa
flattened or shallow depression: depression
sulcus
narrow groove: depression
crest
narrow, prominent, ridge-like projection: projection for tendon and ligament attachment
epicondyle
projection adjacent to a condyle: projection for tendon and ligament attachment
line
low ridge: projection for tendon and ligament attachment
process
any marked bony prominence: projection for tendon and ligament attachment
ramus
angular extension of a bone relative to the rest of the structure: projection for tendon and ligament attachment
spine
pointed, slender process: projection for tendon and ligament attachment
trochanter
massive, rough projection found only on the femur: projection for tendon and ligament attachment
tubercle
small, round projection: projection for tendon and ligament attachment
tuberosity
large, rough projection: projection for tendon and ligament attachment
canal
passageway through a bone: opening or space
fissure
narrow, slit-like opening through a bone: opening or space
foramen
rounded passageway through a bone: opening or space
sinus
cavity or hollow space in a bone: opening or space