Bone Markings: Projections That Are Sites for Muscle/Ligament Attachment Flashcards


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Projections That Are Sites for Muscle/Ligament Attachment
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Process

Any prominence on a bone

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Tuberosity

A raised, roughened, surface on a bone for the attachment of muscles

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Tubercle

A small, rounded process or projection

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Crest

A narrow ridge of a bone; usually prominent

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Trochanter

A very large, blunt, irregularly-shaped process upon which muscles attch; only examples are on the femur

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Spine

A sharp, slender, often pointed projection

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Line

Narrow ridge of bone; less prominent than a crest

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Epicondyle

Raised area on or above a condyle