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condyle

[ kon-dahyl, -dl ]
/ ˈkɒn daɪl, -dl /
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Definition of condyle

noun
Anatomy. the smooth surface area at the end of a bone, forming part of a joint.
(in arthropods) a similar process formed from the hard integument.

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Origin of condyle

1625–35; variant of condyl<New Latin condylus knuckle <Greek kóndylos

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British Dictionary definitions for condyle

condyle
/ (ˈkɒndɪl) /

noun
the rounded projection on the articulating end of a bone, such as the ball portion of a ball-and-socket joint

Derived forms of condyle

condylar, adjective

Word Origin for condyle

C17: from Latin condylus knuckle, joint, from Greek kondulos
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Medical definitions for condyle

condyle
[ kŏndīl′, -dl ]

n.
A rounded prominence at the end of a bone, most often for articulation with another bone.
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Scientific definitions for condyle

condyle
[ kŏndīl′ ]

A round, protruding part at the end of a bone, especially one that forms part of a joint.
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