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epicondyle

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noun epi·con·dyle \ˌep-i-ˈkän-ˌdīl also -dəl\

Medical Definition of epicondyle

  1. :  any of several prominences on the distal part of a long bone serving for the attachment of muscles and ligaments:a:  one on the outer aspect of the distal part of the humerus or proximal to the lateral condyle of the femur—called also lateral epicondyleb:  a larger and more prominent one on the inner aspect of the distal part of the humerus or proximal to the medial condyle of the femur—called also medial epicondyle; see epitrochlea

  2. epi·con·dy·lar \-də-lər\play adjective




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