epicondyle

noun
epi·​con·​dyle | \ ˌep-i-ˈkän-ˌdīl also -dᵊl How to pronounce epicondyle (audio) \

Medical Definition of epicondyle

: 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 epicondyle

b : 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

Other Words from epicondyle

epicondylar \ -​də-​lər How to pronounce epicondyle (audio) \ adjective

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“Epicondyle.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/epicondyle. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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