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Depressions/ openings
sites allowing the passage of soft tissue or formation of joints
Fissure
A slit-like opening
Depressions/ openings
(EXAMPLE)
nerves, blood vessels, ligaments, tendons
Fissure
(EXAMPLE)
Superior orbital fissure of the sphenoid bone
Foramen
(EXAMPLE)
Optic foramen of the sphenoid bone
Foramen
Opening (hole) through which blood vessels, nerves or ligaments pass
Sulcus
Furrow (groove) along a bone surface that accommodates a blood vessel, nerve, or tendon
Sulcus
(EXAMPLE)
Intertubercular sulcus of the humerous
Fossa
Shallow Depression or trench
Fossa
(EXAMPLE)
Coronoid fossa of the humerus
Meatus
Tubelike opening or passageway
Meatus
(EXAMPLE)
External auditory meatus of the temporal bone
Processes of joints
Projections or outgrowths on bone that form joints or attachment points for conn. tissue
Processes of joints
(EXAMPLE)
ligament and tendons
Condyle
Large, round protuberance (knuckle) at the end of a bone
Fovea
A pit
Fovea
(EXAMPLE)
Fovea capitus on femur head
Sinus
Cavity
Facet
smooth flat articular suface
Facet
(EXAMPLE)
Superior articular facet of a vertabra
Head
rounded articular projection supported on the neck of a bone.
Head
(EXAMPLE)
Head of the femur
Crest
Prominent border or ridge
Crest
(EXAMPLE)
Illiac crest of the hip bone
Epicondyle
Projection above a condyle
Epicondyle
(EXAMPLE)
Medial epicondyle of the femur
Line
Less prominent border or ridge, narrow and long
Line
(EXAMPLE)
Linea aspera of the femur
Spinous process or spine
sharp slender projection
Spinous process or spine
(EXAMPLE)
Spinous process of vertabra
Trochanter
Large blunt projection
Trochanter
(EXAMPLE)
Greater trochanter of the femur
Tubercle
Small rounded process
Tubercle
(EXAMPLE)
Greater tubercle of the humerus
Tuberosity
Large rounded usually roughned projection