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1630s, "knob at the end of a bone," from French condyle (16c.), from Latin condylus, from Greek kondylos "a knuckle," of unknown origin.
condyle con·dyle (kŏn'dīl', -dl)
A rounded prominence at the end of a bone, most often for articulation with another bone.