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Bones Season 7, Episode 8: We Break the Code! “The Bump In The Road” Head-Scratchers Explained

We love Bones with every fiber of our being (clavicle and maxilla included), but do you ever scratch your head in confusion as Brennan (Emily Deschanel) rattles off a bunch of big words at her fellow geeks? Join the club. Lucky for you, we rounded up terminology from Season 7, Episode 8, “The Bump In The Road” so you can improve your squintern skills! This is like the SATs all over again, only with fewer tears.

1. Femoral Head: Brennan (Emily Deschanel) would describe the Femoral Head as a "rounded proximal articulating extremity of the femur," but since we aren't nerds (ok, that's a lie), we'll go ahead and describe it as "part of the joint that connects your hip to your leg." Maybe. Actually, ask Brennan.

2. Fibula:
The "Fibula" is squintern speak for the human calf bone. It's the most slender of all the long bones –– in fact, think of it as the Kate Moss of your skeleton. Fun fact: Back in the 1600s "Fibula" was another word for a ladies' brooch!

3. Onesies: A
dorable little outfits for new born babies. Feeling inspired? Head over to American Apparel for the adult version.

4. Zygomatic:
This bad-boy is called a "cheekbone" in layman's terms, and is derived from the Greek word meaning "yoke." Also, reptiles have them! So basically, we're all House Slytherin.

5. Mucosa:
A fancy word for boogers. Don't try to make what you did to that poor woman's skull sound any better, Hodgins (TJ Thyne).

6. Tox Screens:
Tox screens are similar to drug tests, so we should probably leave this definition up to the experts: Lindsay Lohan and her (dearly departed) blonde weave.

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04.14.2012 / 02:56 AM EDT by Mehera Bonner
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