epicondyle

noun

epi·​con·​dyle ˌep-i-ˈkän-ˌdīl also -dᵊl How to pronounce epicondyle (audio)
: 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
epicondylar adjective

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“Epicondyle.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/epicondyle. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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