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skeletal system- part 1

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AXIAL SELETON
forms the central supporting axis of the skeletal system
APPENDICULAR SKELETON
includes the appendages/exremities of the skeltal system
SESAMOID BONE
bones that form within the tendons
SUTURAL(WORMIAN BONE
bones found in the skull
CRANIAL CAVITY
cavity containing the brain
CONDYLE
a rounded knob
FACET
a smooth, flat, slightly concave or convex articular surface
HEAD
prominent expanded end of a bone
PROCESSS
any bony prominence
CREST
narrow ridge
LINE
slighlty raised, elongated ridge
SPINE
sharp, slender, or narrow process
EPICONDYLE
projectuin superior to a epicondyle
TROCHANTER
massive process unique to the the femur
TUBERCLE
small, rounded process
TUBEROSITY
rough surface
ALVEOLUS
pit or socket
FOSSA
shallow, broad, or elongated basin
FOVEA
small pit
SULCUS
groove for a tendon, nerve or blood vessel
FORAMEN
hole through a bone, usually round
CANAL/MEATUS
tubular pasage or tunnel through a bone
FISSURE
slit through a bone
SINUS
spaces or cavities within a bone
CALVARIA
forms the roof and walls of the cranium
ANTERIOR CRANIAL FOSSA
part of the skull that accomodates the frontal lobe
MIIDLE CRANIAL FOSSA
part of the skull that accomodates the temporal lobe
POSTERIOR CRANIAL FOSSA
part of the skull that accomodates the cerebellum