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Condyle

a knuckle shaped articular surface, usually present at the extremity of the bone.

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Epicondyle

a relatively small projection arising from / adjacent to the condyle of the bone

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Fossa (fossae

A small / large depression on the bone

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Head

an expanded and nearly rounded articular part of a bone, usually present at the proximal extremity of a long bone.

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Neck

the constricted part immediately below the head

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Crest

an elongated elevation on the bone

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Process

a large projection

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Lamina (laminae)

a thin plate

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Facet

a small articular surface (generally flat or slightly concave in nature)

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Fovea (foveae)

A small pit or cuplike depression on a bone or organ

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Foramen (foramina)

Any opening or perforation through a bone / in to a bone.

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Spine

a slender or pointed projection (generally along the length of a bone.)

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Line

a faint elongated elevation on a bone. (similar to a crest)

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Sulcus (Sulci)/ Groove

an elongated depression on any bone. (passage of the tendons and muscles)

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Trochanter

A very large prominence on a bone. (always non-articular – for muscle attachment)

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Trochlea (trochleae)

a pulley –like, grooved articular surface.