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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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(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]
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con•dyle(ˈkɒn daɪl, -dl)
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]
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A rounded prominence at the end of a bone.
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|Noun||1.||condyle - a round bump on a bone where it forms a joint with another bone|
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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n. cóndilo, porción redondeada de un hueso, usualmente en la articulación.
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