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Large, rounded projection; may be roughened


Narrow ridge of bone; usually prominent

Trochanter (tro-kan'ter)

Very large, blunt, irregularly shaped process. (the only examples are the femur)


Narrow ridge of bone; less prominent than a crest

Tubercle (too'ber-kl)

Small, rounded projection or process


Raised area on or above a condyle


Sharp, slender, often pointed projection


Body expansion carried on a narrow neck


Smooth, nearly flat articular surface

Candyle (kon'dil)

Rounded articular projection

Ramus (ra'mus)

armlike bar of a bone

Meatus (me-a'tus)

Cana-like passageway


Cavity within a bone, filled with air and lined with mucous membrane

Fossa (fos'ah)

shallow, basinlike depression in a bone, often serving as an articular surface




narrow, slitlike opening

Faramen (fo-ra'men)

round or oval opening though a bone

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