occipital condyle

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 4 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

occipital condyle

noun

: 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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