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Tendon

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Band of tough, inelastic fibrous tissue that connects a muscle with its bony attachment

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Aponeurosis

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Sheetlike fibrous membrane, resembling a flattened tendon. Serves as a fascia to bind muscles together or as a means of connecting muscle to bone

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Fascia

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Sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue enveloping, separating, or binding together muscles, organs, & other soft structures of the body

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Ligament

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Sheet or band of tough, fibrous tissue connecting bones or cartilages at a joint or supporting an organ

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Antagonist

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Muscle that counteracts the action of another muscle (the agonist)

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Linea alba (white line)

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Fibrous band that runs vertically along the center of the anterior abdominal wall & receives the attachments of the oblique & transverse abdominal muscles

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Condyle

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Large, articular prominence

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Cotyloid cavity

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Deep articular depression

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Crest

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Prominent border or ridge

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Epicondyle

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Prominence just proximal to condyle

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Facet

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Smooth, flat surface

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Fissure

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Narrow, cleft like, opening between adjacent bones

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Foramen

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Opening through a bone

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Fossa

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Small-medium pit

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Fovea

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Shallow, nonarticular depression

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Line

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A ridge less prominent than a crest

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Notch

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Depression at the edge of a bone

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Process

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Any prominent, roughened projection from a bone

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Spine

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Sharp, slender process

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Trochanter

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Large, blunt process found only on the femur

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Trochlea

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Pulley-shaped structure

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Tubercle

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Small, rounded process

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Tuberosity/tuber

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Large, usually roughened process