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epicondyle

[ep-i-kon-dahyl, -dl] /ˌɛp ɪˈkɒn daɪl, -dl/
noun
1.
Anatomy. a rounded protuberance at the end of a bone, serving as a place of attachment for ligaments, tendons, and muscles.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; epi- + condyle
Related forms
epicondylian
[ep-i-kon-dil-ee-uh n] /ˌɛp ɪ kɒnˈdɪl i ən/ (Show IPA),
epicondylic, epicondylar
[ep-i-kon-dl-er] /ˌɛp ɪˈkɒn dl ər/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples from the web for epicondyle
  • Each condyle is surmounted by an elevation, the epicondyle.
  • The medial epicondyle is a large convex eminence to which the tibial collateral ligament of the knee-joint is attached.
epicondyle in Medicine

epicondyle ep·i·con·dyle (ěp'ĭ-kŏn'dĭl, -dl)
n.
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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