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landmark

[′lan‚märk]
(cell and molecular biology)
Any distinctive feature that can be used to identify a chromosome.
(engineering)
Any fixed natural or artificial monument or object used to designate a land boundary.
(navigation)
A conspicuous natural or artificial object near or on land, other than an established aid to navigation, and observable by eye or radar; used in the piloting type of navigation.

Landmark

Any building structure or place that has a special character or special historic or aesthetic interest or value as part of the heritage or cultural characteristics of a city, state, or nation.

landmark

1. Any building, structure, or place that has a special character, special historic interest, and/or special aesthetic interest, or value, as part of the development, heritage, or cultural characteristics of a nation, state, city, or town.
2. A monument, fixed object, or marker on the ground that designates the location of a land boundary.
3. A formal designation of such status for a building by a national or local authority. Also see National Historic Landmark and National Register of Historic Places.
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In addition, CT offers the ability to detect surrounding extravascular injuries and/or disease entities, as well as provide bony landmarks in surgical planning (3).
He also discusses palpation of the bones, bony landmarks, joints, and ligaments, and palpation of the skeletal muscles of the body, with step-by-step instructions and many color illustrations.
It is especially useful when the tumor is far from any bony landmarks, and hard to distinguish from surrounding soft tissues.