occipital condyle

noun

Definition of occipital condyle

: an articular surface on the occipital bone by which the skull articulates with the atlas

First Known Use of occipital condyle

circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of occipital condyle was circa 1847

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“Occipital condyle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/occipital%20condyle. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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occipital condyle

noun

Medical Definition of occipital condyle

: an articular surface on the occipital bone on each side of the foramen magnum by which the skull articulates with the atlas

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