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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.
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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
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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.
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con·dyle

(kŏn′dīl′)
A rounded prominence at the end of a bone.
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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
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Translations
condylus

con·dyle

n. cóndilo, porción redondeada de un hueso, usualmente en la articulación.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

condyle

n cóndilo
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References in periodicals archive ?
The region of the basioccipital bone protects the conspicuous occipital condyle (Condylus occipitalis--CO, Figures.
In 20% of the skulls, the occipital condyle protruded significantly into the foramen magnum.
An occipital condyle fracture (OCF) was once a relatively rare traumatic injury, but is now increasingly diagnosed because of the wide availability of computed tomography [1, 2].
Involvement of lateral portion of the right occipital condyle, right jugular tubercle of the occipital bone and the hypoglossal canal region is also noted.
(5) The occipital condyle length (OCL) direct distance along the long axis from the most anterior to the most posterior point on the margin of the occipital condyle
Results: The first finding was the presence of an unusual shallow incomplete median bony canal on the clivus in the basiocciput region.In addition, a bony spur (osteophyte) on medial side of right occipital condyle was found.
(1) In addition to the IHS criteria, patients may demonstrate a positive Tinel's sign with repeated tapping over the occipital condyle producing numbness and/or tingling.
Anterior part of the occipital condyle presents a canal called as hypoglossal canal or anterior condylar canal, whereas posterior to the occipital condyle, there is a depression known as posterior condylar fossa.
He struck a tree while driving home from work and sustained multiple injuries including traumatic ventral hernia, traumatic left testicular hematoma, open bilateral superior and inferior pubic rami fractures, scalp laceration, nasal bone fractures, and bilateral occipital condyle fractures.
Laterally, paracondylar process projects downward on either side and at the same level of the occipital condyle. The temporal line was continuous of the temporal crest and ran over the parietal bone.
Morphometric analysis of human occipital condyle. Clin Neurol Neurosurg 2005; 107(3):191-199.