Definition of Condyle

1. Noun. A round bump on a bone where it forms a joint with another bone.

Group relationships: Bone, Os
Generic synonyms: Appendage, Outgrowth, Process
Specialized synonyms: Condylar Process, Condyloid Process, Mandibular Condyle, Lateral Condyle, Medial Condyle
Derivative terms: Condylar

Definition of Condyle

1. n. A bony prominence; particularly, an eminence at the end of a bone bearing a rounded articular surface; -- sometimes applied also to a concave articular surface.

Definition of Condyle

1. Noun. (anatomy) A smooth prominence on a bone where it forms a joint with another bone. ¹

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Definition of Condyle

1. a protuberance on a bone [n -S] : CONDYLAR [adj]

Medical Definition of Condyle

1. A rounded articular surface at the extremity of a bone. Synonym: condylus. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Condyle

condylar articulation
condylar axis
condylar canal
condylar emissary vein
condylar fossa
condylar guidance
condylar guidance inclination
condylar guide
condylar hinge position
condylar joint
condylar process
condyle (current term)
condyle cord
condyle of humerus
condyle path
condyloid process
condyloma latum

Literary usage of Condyle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Practical Treatise on Fractures and Dislocations by Frank Hastings Hamilton (1871)
"B. Cooper, South , Sir Astley Cooper, and others, speak of fracture of the internal condyle as very common, and more so than fracture of the external ..."

2. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"The internal condyle is the narrower, longer, and more prominent inferiorly. This difference in the length of the two condyles is only observed when the ..."

3. A Treatise on dislocations and fractures of the joints by Astley Cooper, Bransby Blake Cooper (1851)
"The two ensuing cases, the first of which was complicated with fracture of the internal condyle, and the other with fracture of the upper extremity of the ..."

4. A Practical treatise on fractures and dislocations by Lewis Atterbury Stimson (1907)
"C. Fracture of Either condyle. Fracture of a single condyle may be caused by direct violence, as in a fall upon the bent knee, or bv avulsion, ..."

5. The Order Microsauria by Robert Lynn Carroll, Pamela Gaskill (1978)
"The fact that the anterior face of the atlas appears almost identical in forms with these two slightly different patterns of the occipital condyle makes it ..."

6. The Order Microsauria by Pamela Gaskill, Robert Lynn Carroll (1978)
"The relationship between the occipital condyle and the anterior cervical vertebrae has been considered as generally similar in the three major groups of ..."

7. The Anatomy of the Human Body by John Bell, Charles Bell (1802)
"... arife from the external condyle. So that when we hear a pronator or a flexor named, we know that the origin muft be the internal condyle, ..."

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