Skeletal system overview / Vocab

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Axial Skeleton

Forms the central supporting axis of the skeletal system

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appendicular skeleton

Includes the appendages/extremities of the skeletal system

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sesamoid bone

bones that form within tendons

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sutural bone

bones found in the skull

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cranial cavity

cavity containing the brain

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condyle

a rounded knob

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facet

a smooth, flat, slightly concave or convex articular surface

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head

the prominent expanded end of the bone

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process

Any bony prominence

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crest

a narrow ridge

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line

a slightly elongated ridge

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spine

a sharp, slender or narrow process

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epicondyle

a projection superior to a condyle

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trochanter

a massive process unique to the femur

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tubercle

a small rounded process

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tuberosity

a rough surface

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aveolus

a pit or pocket

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fossa

a shallow, broad or elongated basin

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sulcus

a groove for a tendon, nerve, or blood vessel

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foramen

a hole through a bone, usually round

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canal/meatus

a tubular passage or tunnel through a bone

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fissure

a slit through a bone

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calvaria

forms the roof and walls of the cranium

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anterior cranial fossa

part of the skull that accommodation the front lobe

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middle cranial fossa

part of the skull that accommodates the temporal lobe

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posterior cranial fossa

part of the skull that accommodates the cerebellum