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Large rounded projection; may be roughened
Tuberosity
Narrow ridge of bone; usually prominent
Crest
Very large, blunt, irregularly shaped process. (Only examples are on the femur)
Trochanter
Small rounded projection or process
Tubercle
Sharp, slender, often pointed projection
Spine
Bony expansion carried on a narrow neck
Head
Smooth, nearly flat aricular surface
Facet
Rounded articular projection
Condyle
Armlike bar of bone
Ramus
Space within a bone, filled with air and lined with mucous membrane
Sinus
Canal like passageway
Meatus
Shallow, basinlike depression in a bone, often serving as an articular surface
Fossa
Narrow, slitlike opening
Fissure
Round or oval opening through a bone
Foramen (Foramina = Pleural)
A groove or furrow in a bone
Sulcus
The flat portion of a bone
Squama
A lateral fold of bone that creates a more efficient circulation of inhaled air, by increasing surface area.
Concha
Spaces covered by tough membranes (connective tissue) between the bones of an infants skull
Fontanel
Skeletal elements derived from embryonic gill arches. They include the hyoid bones and ear ossicles
Visceral Skeleton
A depression or pit
Fovea
A line remaining after two bones have joined together and fused
Suture
Wing
Ala
A horn shaped structure
Cornu