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abduct
to draw away from the median line or axis
adduct
to draw toward the median line or axis
affernet
nerve fiber or blood vessel that "carries toward" a structure or organ
efferent
nerve fiber or blood vessel that "carries away" from a structure or organ prominence on the side of a bone's distal end above the condyles, for muscle attachment
alveolus
pit, sac, or socket; "a hollow"
articulate
a joining as in a joint, to bind or make tight
bifurcate
to divide into two branches, "fork"
canal
tubular channel comprised of the same tissue through which it travels
condyle
knob or rounded eminence that articulates with another bone
crista
narrow projecting ridge of a bone; "crest"
fissure
narrow opening or slit in a bone
foramen
opening or hole in a bone or membrane; "door"
fossa
shallow longitudinal depression of a surface; "pit"
head
round portion of the proximal end of a bone that articulates with another bone
meatus
canal or passageway through a bone or organ
parietal
referring to the perimeter of the body or of a cavity; "wall"
process
prominence of a bone that projects from the main mass
sinus
hollow cavity, passage, or recess in a bone or vessel
spin
bony process that is sharp and narrow
trochanter
one of two bony processes of the femur for muscle attachment
tubercle
small, knobby prominence on a bone
tuberosity
roughened, large prominence on a bone for muscle attachment
viscera
referring to internal organs or viscera
vascular
having a blood supply; "vessels"