Bone, shin: The larger of the two bones in the lower leg. The shin bone is anatomically known as the tibia. Its smaller companion is the fibula.
- Bone, thigh
Bone, thigh: The thigh bone in anatomy is called the “femur.” Whichever term — thigh bone or femur — you care to use, it is the bone in the leg that extends from the hip to the knee. The thigh bone/femur constitutes the entire upper leg, all of the leg above the knee. As compared […]
- Bone, wing
Bone, wing: Familiar term for the scapula, also called the shoulder blade or blade bone, the flat triangular bone at the back of the shoulder.
- Bone, zygomatic
Bone, zygomatic: The bone that forms the prominence of the cheek. The zygomatic bone is also known as the zygoma, the zygomatic arch, malar bone, yoke bone. The word “zygomatic” comes from the Greek “zygon” meaning a yoke (as for oxen).
- Bones of the arm, wrist and hand
Bones of the arm, wrist and hand: There are 64 bones in the upper extremity. They consist of 10 shoulder and arm, 16 wrist and 38 hand bones. The 10 shoulder and arm bones are the clavicle, scapula, humerus, radius, and ulna on each side. The 16 wrist bones are the scaphoid, lunate, triquetrum, pisiform, […]
- Bones of the head
Bones of the head: There are 29 bones in the human head. They consist of 8 cranial bones, 14 facial bones, the hyoid bone, and 6 auditory (ear) bones. The 8 cranial bones are the frontal, 2 parietal, occipital, 2 temporal, sphenoid, and ethmoid bones. The 14 facial bones are the 2 maxilla, mandible, 2 […]