19 terms

Human Anatomy ch.6 Bones and Skeletal Tissues (a)

These key terms are only names of Projections and Depression
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process
A bony prominence
spine, spinous, or styloid process
a sharp projection or blade
tubercle
a small, rounded projection
tuberosity
a medium, rounded projection
trochanter
a massive, rounded projection (only in femur)
condyle
a rounded (concave or convex) articular process
epicondlye
a prominence above a condyle, usually for attachment of ligaments
facet
a flat surface usually for articulation
crest
a prominent ridge
head
a prominent, rounded articulation usually at the proximal end of the bone
ramous
an arm-like bar of bone
fossa
a depression or pit
fovea
small cup-like depression
fissure
a narrow cleft-like opening
foramen
a rounded opening through a bone
grove or sulcus
a furrow that accommodates a soft structure such as a nerve or blood vessel, perhaps both.
sinus
a cavity or hollow space within a bone
meatus
a short tubular passage through a bone
canal
a medium to long tubular passage through a bone, or an opening