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Tuberosity

Large rounded projection; may be roughened

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Crest

Narrow ridge of bone; usually prominent

3

Trochanter

Very large, blunt, irregularly shaped process (the only examples are on the femur)

4

Line

Narrow ridge of bone; less prominent than a crest

5

Tubercle

Small rounded projection or process

6

Epicondyle

Raised area on or above a condule

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Spine

Sharp, slender, often pointed projection

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Process

Any bony prominence

9

Head

Bony expansion carried on a narrow neck

10

Facet

Smooth, nearly flat articular surface

11

Condyle

Rounded articular projection

12

Ramus

Arm-like bar of bone

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Groove

Furrow

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Fissure

Narrow, slit-like opening

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Foramen

Round or oval opening through a bone

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Notch

Indentation at the edge of a structure

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Meatus

Canal-like passageway

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Sinus

Cavity within a bone, filled with air and lined with mucous membrane

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Fossa

Shallow, basin-like depression in a bone, often serving as an articular surface