[ ep-i-kon-dahyl, -dl ]
/ ˌɛp ɪˈkɒn daɪl, -dl /


Anatomy. a rounded protuberance at the end of a bone, serving as a place of attachment for ligaments, tendons, and muscles.

Origin of epicondyle

First recorded in 1830–40; epi- + condyle

Related forms

ep·i·con·dyl·i·an [ep-i-kon-dil-ee-uh n] /ˌɛp ɪ kɒnˈdɪl i ən/, ep·i·con·dyl·ic, ep·i·con·dyl·ar [ep-i-kon-dl-er] /ˌɛp ɪˈkɒn dl ər/, adjective
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[ ĕp′ĭ-kŏndĭl, -dl ]


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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