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condyle
posterior view of a
right knee joint

con·dyle

 (kŏn′dīl′, -dl)
n.
A rounded prominence at the end of a bone, most often for articulation with another bone.

[Latin condylus, knuckle, from Greek kondulos.]

con′dy·lar (-də-lər) adj.
con′dy·loid′ (-dl-oid′) adj.

condyle

(ˈkɒndɪl)
n
(Anatomy) the rounded projection on the articulating end of a bone, such as the ball portion of a ball-and-socket joint
[C17: from Latin condylus knuckle, joint, from Greek kondulos]
ˈcondylar adj

con•dyle

(ˈkɒn daɪl, -dl)

n.
1. the rounded process at the end of a bone, forming part of a joint.
2. (in arthropods) a similar process formed from the hard integument.
[1625–35; < New Latin condylus knuckle < Greek kóndylos]
con′dy•lar, adj.
con′dy•loid`, adj.

con·dyle

(kŏn′dīl′)
A rounded prominence at the end of a bone.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.condyle - a round bump on a bone where it forms a joint with another bonecondyle - a round bump on a bone where it forms a joint with another bone
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
appendage, outgrowth, process - a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
condylar process, condyloid process, mandibular condyle - the condyle of the ramus of the mandible that articulates with the skull
lateral condyle - a condyle on the outer side of the lower extremity of the femur
medial condyle - a condyle on the inner side of the lower extremity of the femur
Translations
condylus

con·dyle

n. cóndilo, porción redondeada de un hueso, usualmente en la articulación.

condyle

n cóndilo
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The displacement of the left condyle head in the forward direction is 13.
At the time of disorders condyle heads in the temporomandibular joints movement is as follows: left condyle head stops, and then goes back only slightly by about 1 mm and over that time the right condyle head moves in the forward direction of the mandible.
In this place it should be noted that movement of the condyle head during movement of adduction takes place in reverse order in relation to the abduction movement.