condyle

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con·dyle

noun \ˈkän-ˌdī(-ə)l also -dəl\

Definition of CONDYLE

:  an articular prominence of a bone; especially :  one resembling a pair of knuckles
con·dy·loid \-də-ˌlid\ adjective

Origin of CONDYLE

French & Latin; French, from Latin condylus knuckle, from Greek kondylos
First Known Use: 1634

con·dyle

noun \ˈkän-ˌdīl also -dəl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CONDYLE

: an articular prominence of a bone—used chiefly of such as occur in pairs resembling a pair of knuckles (as those of the occipital bone for articulation with the atlas, those at the distal end of the humerus and femur, and those of the lower jaw); see lateral condyle, medial condyle

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