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[ep-i-kon-dahyl, -dl]
  1. Anatomy. a rounded protuberance at the end of a bone, serving as a place of attachment for ligaments, tendons, and muscles.
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Origin of epicondyle

First recorded in 1830–40; epi- + condyle
Related formsep·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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Examples from the Web for epicondyle

Historical Examples

  • For the arrangement of the epicondyle and the epitrochlea, see p. 30.

    Artistic Anatomy of Animals

    douard Cuyer

  • For this reason the epicondyle is called the eye of the arm.

  • 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.

epicondyle in Medicine


(ĕp′ĭ-kŏndĭl, -dl)
  1. 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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