Bone Surface Markings

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Narrow slit between adjacent parts of bones through which blood vessels or nerves passFissure
Opening through which blood vessels, nerves, or ligaments passForamen
Shallow depressionFossa
Furrow along bone surface that accomodates blood vessel, nerve, or tendonSulcus
Tubelike openingMeatus
Large, round protuberance witha smooth articular surface at end of boneCondyle
Smooth, flate, slightly concave or convex articular surfaceFacet
Usually rounded articular projection supported on neck (constricted portion) of boneHead
Prominent ridge or elongated projectionCrest
Typically roughened projection above condyleEpicondyle
Long, narrow ridge or border (less prominent than crest)Line (linea)
Sharp, slender projection Spinous process
Very large projectionTrochanter
Variably sized rounded projection Tubercle
Variably sized projection that has a rough, bumpy surfaceTuberosity