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OSTEOLOGY
(G. osteon, bone + logos, study)
ANGLE
(L. angulus) — the area or point of junction of two intersecting borders (margins) or surfaces.
BASE
(L., G., basis) — The lowest portion or foundation of a structure.
BODY
(Anglo-Saxon bodig) — 1. The head, neck, trunk, and extremities. 2. The principal part of a structure, such as the broadest or longest mass of a bone or muscle.
BORDER
A bounding line, edge, or surface.
CAVITY
(L. cavitas) — A hollow space or depression.
CONDYLE
(G. kondylos, knuckle, the knuckle of any joint) — A rounded knob on the end of a bone which is usually for articulation with another bone.
CORACOID/CORONOID
(G. korakodes, like a crow's beak / G. korone, a crow, + eidos, resembling) — Shaped like a crow's beak. The coracoid process is on the scapula; the mandible and ulna have coronoid processes.
CREST
(L. crista) — A narrow, but prominent, ridge of bone
EPICONDYLE
(G. epi-, a prefix meaning upon) — A prominence on a bone that is above or upon a condyle.
FACET
(Fr. facette) — A small, smooth, plane surface, usually used for an articulation
FISSURE
(L. fissura) — A furrow, cleft, or slit.
FORAMEN, plural FORAMINA
(L. foro, to pierce) — An opening or hole in a structure.
FOSSA, plural FOSSAE
(L. a trench or ditch) — A small pit, hollow, or depression.
FOVEA, plural FOVEA
(L. a pit) — A small cup-shaped depression or pit.
HEAD
A terminal enlargement of a bone, usually related to a more constricted region, the neck.
HIATUS
A gap or opening.
LABIUM, plural LABIA

LABRUM, plural LABRIA
A lip-shaped structure.
LAMINA
(L. lamina) — A thin plate or flat layer.
MARGIN
(L. margo, pl. margines) — A margin, edge, or border.
MEATUS, plural MEATUS
A passage or channel, but especially the opening of a canal.
NECK
A constricted region.
PROCESS
(L. processus, a prominence or projection) — A projection or marked bony prominence.
PROTUBERANCE
(L. protubero, to swell out) — A swelling, projecting part, or process.
SHAFT
A long, slender portion of a structure, usually between two more-expanded regions.
SINUS
(L. sinus, a hollow) — A channel for the passage of blood or lymph or a hollow space (antrum) in bone or soft tissue.
SPINE, SPINOUS
A sharp, slender projection.
SULCUS, plural SULCI
(L. furrow or ditch) — A furrow or groove.
TROCHANTER
A large process for the attachment of muscles.
TROCHLEA
(G. trochilia, a pulley) — A structure serving as a pulley or a smooth articular surface which is either spool (pulley)-shaped or articulates with a spool-shaped bone.
TUBERCLE
(L. tuber) — A small, rounded process or eminence.
TUBEROSITY
(L. tuber) — A large, broad process or eminence