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 epicondylar (audio) \ adjective

Comments on epicondyle

What made you want to look up epicondyle? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to make a payment or contribution

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Time Traveler Quiz: Which Word Came First?

  • time traveler quiz which word came first
  • Which came first?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!