- Anatomy. a rounded protuberance at the end of a bone, serving as a place of attachment for ligaments, tendons, and muscles.
Origin of epicondyle
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For the arrangement of the epicondyle and the epitrochlea, see p. 30.
For this reason the epicondyle is called the eye of the arm.Delsarte System of Oratory
These two processes, indeed, project backwards; the epitrochlea always remaining more developed than the epicondyle.
The epitrochlea is prominent; the epicondyle is surmounted by a well-marked crest, curved and flexuous in outline.
On this account they designate the external prominence as the epitrochlea, and the internal one as the epicondyle.
- A rounded projection at the end of a bone, located on or above a condyle and usually serving as a place of attachment for ligaments and tendons.
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