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Glossary of Anatomical Terminology Part 2

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Tuberosity
An elevaton or protuberance
Tubercle
A small rounded elevation
Trochanter
A very large projection (Greater Trochanter of Femur)
Crest/Crista
A ridge (Iliac Crest)
Spine
A sharp projection (Anterior Superior spine of the Ilium)
Condyle
A rounded projection (Condyles of the Femur)
Head
rounded projection beyond a narrow neck-like portion (Head of Humerus)
Superior
Toward the head end of the body
Inferior
Away from the head
Anterior/Ventral
Front
Posterior/Dorsal
Back
Medial
Toward the midline of the body
Lateral
Away from the midline of the body
Proximal
Nearer the point of attachment of an extremity to the trunk or the point of origin of a part
Distal
Farther from the point of attachment of an extremity to the trunk or point of origin of a part
Superficial
Nearer the surface
Deep
Farther from the surface

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