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alveolus

a deep pit or socket in the maxillae or mandible

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articulation

the junction of two bones

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auricular

ear-shaped

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bifid

cleft into two parts or branches

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canal, meatus

a passageway through a bone

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capitulum

a little head

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concha

a spiral structure like a seashell

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condyle

a large, smooth, rounding articulating oval structure

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coracoid

describing a projection shaped like a crow's beak

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coronoid

describing a triangular projection ending in a sharp point

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costal

associated with or a part of the ribs

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crest

a narrow, prominent ridgelike projection

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cribriform

perforated like a sieve

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cuneiform

wedge-shaped

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demifacet

half of a facet, part of an articular surface shared by two adjacent bones

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diaphysis

the middle portion of a long bone, the shaft

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eminence

an elevation or projection, especially on a bone

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epicondyle

a projection adjacent to a condyle

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epiphysis

the end of a long bone

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facet

a small, flat, shallow articulating surface

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fissure

a narrow, slit-like opening through a bone

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foramen

a rounded passageway through a bone

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fossa

a flattened or shallow depression

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fovea

a small depression

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glenoid

shaped like a shallow socket

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head

a prominent, rounded epiphysis

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hiatus

a gap

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lamina

a thin, flat plate

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line

a low ridge, less prominent than a crest

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malleolus

a club-shaped or hammer-shaped process

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mastoid

breast-shaped

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meatus, canal

a passageway through a bone

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neck

a constricted portion adjacent to a head

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notch

an indentation or V-shaped depression

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nuchal

associated with the nape of the neck

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pedicle

a supporting column or stalk

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petrous

like a rock

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process

a projection, a bony prominence

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promontory

a high place

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pterygoid

winglike

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ramus

an angular extension of a bone relative to the rest of the structure; a branch

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septum

a partition

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sinus

a cavity or hollow space in a bone

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spine

a pointed, slender process

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squamous

flat, scale-like

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styloid

pointed, pen-like

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sulcus

a narrow groove

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suture

the line of union in an immovable articulation

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trochanter

a massive, rough projection found only on the femur

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tubercle

a small, round projection

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tuberosity

a large, rough projection

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xiphoid

shaped like a sword