condyle

noun
con·​dyle | \ ˈkän-ˌdī(-ə)l How to pronounce condyle (audio) also -dᵊl \

Definition of condyle

: an articular prominence of a bone especially : one resembling a pair of knuckles

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Other Words from condyle

condyloid \ ˈkän-​də-​ˌlȯid How to pronounce condyle (audio) \ adjective

Examples of condyle in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Opening the mouth causes the rounded ends of the lower jaw (known as condyles) to glide along the joint socket of the temporal bone. Marlene Cimons, Sun-Sentinel.com, 13 June 2017 Opening the mouth causes the rounded ends of the lower jaw (known as condyles) to glide along the joint socket of the temporal bone. Marlene Cimons, Sun-Sentinel.com, 13 June 2017 Opening the mouth causes the rounded ends of the lower jaw (known as condyles) to glide along the joint socket of the temporal bone. Marlene Cimons, Sun-Sentinel.com, 13 June 2017 Opening the mouth causes the rounded ends of the lower jaw (known as condyles) to glide along the joint socket of the temporal bone. Marlene Cimons, Sun-Sentinel.com, 13 June 2017 Opening the mouth causes the rounded ends of the lower jaw (known as condyles) to glide along the joint socket of the temporal bone. Marlene Cimons, Sun-Sentinel.com, 13 June 2017 Opening the mouth causes the rounded ends of the lower jaw (known as condyles) to glide along the joint socket of the temporal bone. Marlene Cimons, Washington Post, 9 June 2017

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First Known Use of condyle

1634, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for condyle

French & Latin; French, from Latin condylus knuckle, from Greek kondylos

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The first known use of condyle was in 1634

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“Condyle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/condyle. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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condyle

noun
con·​dyle | \ ˈkän-ˌdīl also -dᵊl \

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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