Art Anatomy

Convex Forms on the Skeleton

An eminence is the lowest kind of convexity - a flat bump.

A protuberance is a larger, roundish bump. A tubercle (TOO-ber-cul) is the same shape.

A tuberosity (too-ber-OSS-i-tee) is a high, elongated bump.

A process is a form large enough to jut out, often forming a finger-like shape.

A ramus (RAY-mus) is a flat branch of bone.

A spine is a long, sharp ridge.

A crest is a cliff-like edge.

A condyle (CON-dial) is a knob shape that faces the joints.

An epicondyle (ep-ih-CON-dial) is a bump near a condyle.

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