facet, facette

1. A small smooth area on a bone or other firm structure. 2. A worn spot on a tooth, produced by chewing or grinding. [Fr. facette]
- acromial f. of clavicle [TA] a small oval f. on the lateral end of the clavicle for articulation with the acromion. SYN: facies articularis acromialis claviculae [TA], acromial articular facies of clavicle, acromial articular surface of clavicle.
- articular f. a relatively small articular surface of a bone, especially a vertebra.
- articular f. of head of fibula [TA] the flat circular surface on the head of the fibula for articulation with the corresponding f. on the lateral condyle of the tibia. SYN: facies articularis capitis fibulae [TA].
- articular f. of head of rib [TA] an articular surface on the head of a rib that articulates with the body of a vertebra. SYN: facies articularis capitis costae [TA].
- articular f. of lateral malleolus [TA] the surface on the medial aspect of the lateral malleolus that articulates with the talus. SYN: facies articularis malleoli lateralis fibulae [TA], malleolar articular surface of fibula.
- articular f. of medial malleolus [TA] the articular f. on the lateral surface of the medial malleolus for articulation with the side of the talus; it is continuous with the inferior articular surface of the tibia. SYN: facies articularis malleoli medialis tibiae [TA], malleolar articular surface of tibia.
- articular f. of radial head [TA] the depression on the top (superior surface) of the head of the radius for articulation with the capitulum of the humerus. SYN: fovea articularis capitis radii [TA], articular pit of head of radius, fovea of radial head.
- articular f. of tubercle of rib [TA] an oval f. on the inferomedial part of the tubercle of a rib for articulation with a f. on the transverse process of a vertebra. SYN: facies articularis tuberculi costae [TA].
- f. (of atlas) for dens [TA] a circular f. on the posterior (inner) surface of the anterior arch of the atlas which articulates with the dens of the axis. SYN: fovea dentis atlantis [TA], pit of atlas for dens.
- clavicular f. SYN: clavicular notch of sternum.
- clavicular articular f. of acromion [TA] a small oval f. on the medial border of the acromion for articulation with the lateral end of the clavicle. SYN: facies articularis clavicularis acromii [TA], articular surface of acromion.
- corneal f. a corneal depression following loss of stroma.
- costal facets articular surface on a vertebra for articulation with a rib.
- fibular articular f. of tibia [TA] the flat circular articular f. on the inferior and lateral aspect of the lateral condyle of the tibia for articulation with the head of the fibula. SYN: facies articularis fibularis tibiae [TA], fibular articular surface of tibia.
- inferior articular f. of atlas SYN: inferior articular surface of atlas.
- inferior costal f. [TA] demifacet on the lower edge of the body of a vertebra articulating with the head of a rib. SYN: fovea costalis inferior [TA], inferior costal pit.
- lateral malleolar f. of talus [TA] that surface of the trochlea of the talus that articulates with the lateral malleolus of the fibula. SYN: facies malleolaris lateralis tali [TA], lateral malleolar surface of talus.
- locked facets SYN: dislocation of articular processes.
- medial malleolar f. of talus [TA] the surface of the trochlea of the talus that articulates with the medial malleolus of the tibia. SYN: facies malleolaris medialis tali [TA].
- f. (on talus) for calcaneonavicular part of bifurcate ligament [TA] small f. at the lateral edge of the navicular articular surface that lies in contact with the medial surface of the medial part of the bifurcate ligament. SYN: facies articularis partis calcaneonavicularis ligamenti bifurcati tali [TA].
- f. (on talus) for plantar calcaneonavicular ligament [TA] inferiormost portion of the articular surface of the head of the talus that contacts (rests on) the plantar calcaneonavicular ligament. SYN: facies ligamenti calcaneonavicularis plantaris tali [TA].
- posterior articular f. of dens [TA] the f. on the posterior surface of the dens of the axis that articulates with the transverse ligament of the atlas. SYN: facies articularis posterior dentis [TA], posterior articular surface of dens.
- sternal f. of clavicle [TA] the oval surface on the sternal end of the clavicle that articulates with the fibrocartilaginous disk of the sternoclavicular joint. SYN: facies articularis sternalis claviculae [TA], sternal articular surface of clavicle.
- superior articular f. of atlas SYN: superior articular surface of atlas.
- superior costal f. [TA] a demifacet on the upper edge of the body of a vertebra articulating with the head of a rib; a single rib articulates with the inferior costal f. and superior costal f. of the adjacent vertebrae. SYN: fovea costalis superior [TA], superior costal pit.
- superior f. of trochlear of talus [TA] the surface of the trochlea of the talus in contact with the inferior articular surface of the tibia. SYN: facies superior tali [TA], superior surface of talus.
- transverse costal f. [TA] a f. on the transverse process of a vertebra for articulation with the tubercle of a rib. SYN: fovea costalis processus transversi [TA], costal pit of transverse process.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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