condyle

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noun con·dyle \ˈkän-ˌdī(-ə)l also -dəl\

Definition of condyle

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

condyloid

play \ˈkän-də-ˌlȯid\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of condyle

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


First Known Use: 1634


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condyle

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noun con·dyle \ˈkän-ˌdīl also -dəl\

Medical Definition of condyle

  1. :  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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