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posterior view click to hear : posterior view

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parietal bone axis cervical vertebra (7) head of humerus thoracic vertebra (12) false rib (3) lumbar vertebra (5) sacrum lateral condyle of femur medial condyle of femur occipital bone atlas acromion spine of scapula scapula epicondyle olecranon epitrochlea greater trochanter neck of femur head of femur ischium talus calcaneus

parietal bone click to hear : parietal bone

Flat cranial bone articulating with the frontal, occipital, temporal and sphenoid bones; the two parietal bones form the largest portion of the dome of the skull.

axis click to hear : axis

Second cervical vertebra supporting the atlas; it allows the head to rotate.

cervical vertebra (7) click to hear : cervical vertebra (7)

Bony part of the neck forming the upper terminal part of the vertebral column.

head of humerus click to hear : head of humerus

Upper terminal part of the humerus articulating very freely with the scapula.

thoracic vertebra (12) click to hear : thoracic vertebra (12)

Bony part supporting the ribs located between the cervical and lumbar vertebrae.

false rib (3) click to hear : false rib (3)

Slender curved bone articulated with the dorsal vertebrae at one end and attached to the upper rib at the other end.

lumbar vertebra (5) click to hear : lumbar vertebra (5)

Bony part larger than the other vertebrae located between the dorsal vertebrae and the sacrum; it supports a major portion of the body’s weight.

sacrum click to hear : sacrum

Bone made up of five fused vertebrae located between the lumbar and coccyx vertebrae.

lateral condyle of femur click to hear : lateral condyle of femur

Round protuberance of the lower terminal part of the femur enabling articulation with the tibia.

medial condyle of femur click to hear : medial condyle of femur

Round protuberance of the lower terminal part of the femur enabling articulation with the tibia; this condyle is longer and narrower than the lateral condyle.

occipital bone click to hear : occipital bone

Flat skull bone articulating with the parietal bone and atlas (first cervical vertebra), among others; it makes up the largest portion of the base of the skull.

atlas click to hear : atlas

First cervical vertebra supporting the head and supported by the axis.

acromion click to hear : acromion

Extension of the spine of the scapula forming the point of the shoulder and articulating with the clavicle.

spine of scapula click to hear : spine of scapula

Pointy protuberance of the posterior scapula that extends through the acromion.

scapula click to hear : scapula

Large thin flat bone articulating with the clavicle and the humerus to form the shoulder; numerous shoulder and back muscles are attached to it.

epicondyle click to hear : epicondyle

Outer protuberance of the lower terminal part of the humerus; various extensor muscles of the hand and fingers are attached to it.

olecranon click to hear : olecranon

Upper terminal part of the ulna articulating with the humerus; it forms the protuberance of the elbow.

epitrochlea click to hear : epitrochlea

Inner protuberance of the lower terminal part of the humerus; various flexor muscles of the hand and fingers are attached to it.

greater trochanter click to hear : greater trochanter

Large protuberance of the upper terminal part of the femur; various thigh and buttock muscles are attached to it.

neck of femur click to hear : neck of femur

Narrow portion of the femur connecting the head of the femur to the trochanters.

head of femur click to hear : head of femur

Upper terminal part of the femur articulating with the iliac bone to form the hip joint.

ischium click to hear : ischium

Constituent portion of the iliac bone supporting the body’s weight when seated.

talus click to hear : talus

Short bone of the tarsus that, with the calcaneus, ensures rotation of the ankle and, with the tibia and fibula, flexion and extension of the foot.

calcaneus click to hear : calcaneus

Large bone of the tarsus forming the protuberance of the heel; in the upright position, it is the posterior contact point of the plantar arch.