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Articular process
A projection that contacts an adjacent bone
Articulation
The region where adjacent bones contact each other; a joint
Canal
A long, tunnel-like foramen Usually a passage for notable nerves or blood vessels
Condyle
A large, rounded articular process
Crest
A prominent ridge
Eminence
A relatively small projection or bump
Epicondyle
A projection near to a condyle but not part of the joint
Facet
A small, flattened articular surface
Foramen
An opening through a bone
Fossa
A broad, shallow depressed area
Fovea
A small pit on the head of a bone
Labyrinth
A cavity within a bone
Line
A long, thin projection, often with a rough surface Also known as a ridge
Malleolus
One of two specific protuberances of bones in the ankle
Meatus
A short canal
Process
A relatively large projection or prominent bump
Ramus
An arm-like branch off the body of a bone
Sinus
A cavity within a cranial bone
Spine
A relatively long, thin projection or bump
Suture
Articulation between cranial bones
Trochanter
One of two specific tuberosities located on the femur
Tubercle
A projection or bump with a roughened surface Generally smaller than a tuberosity
Tuberosity
A projection or bump with a roughened surface
Diaphysis
The long, relatively straight main body of a long bone; region of primary ossification Also known as the shaft
Epiphysis
The end regions of a long bone; regions of secondary ossification
Epiphyseal plate
Also known as the growth plate or physis In a long bone it is a thin disc of hyaline cartilage that is positioned transversely between the epiphysis and metaphysis In the long bones of humans, the epiphyseal plate disappears by twenty years of age
Head
The proximal articular end of the bone
Metaphysis
The region of a long bone lying between the epiphysis and diaphysis
Neck
The region of bone between the head and the shaft
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