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process

any bony projection

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tuberosity

roughened, raised area

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crest

narrow ridge of bone; usually prominent

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protuberance

protrusion or projection beyond a bone's surface

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epicondyle

raised area on or above a condyle

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spine

sharp, slender, often pointed projection

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tubercle

small rounded projection

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trochanter

very large, blunt, irregularly-shaped process (only on femur)

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fossa

shallow basin-like depression in a bone, often an articular surface

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condyle

rounded articular projection

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head

bony expansion carried on a narrow neck

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facet

smooth, nearly flat articular surface

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foramen

round or oval opening through a bone (plural is foramina)

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sinus

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

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groove

elongated indentation

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notch

indentation at the edge of a structure

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fissure

narrow slit-like opnening

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meatus

canal-like passageway