condyle definition

  • noun:
    • A rounded prominence after a bone, oftentimes for articulation with another bone tissue.
    • A smooth prominence on a bone where it types a joint with another bone tissue.
    • A bony importance; specially, an eminence at the conclusion of a bone bearing a rounded articular surface; -- often used and to a concave articular surface.
    • In anatomy, a protuberance on the end of a bone serving to create an articulation with another bone tissue: more especially applied to the prominences associated with occipital bone for articulation with all the atlas, into prominences at distal extremity associated with the humerus and femur respectively, and to the proximal articular extremity of the reduced jawbone of mammals.
    • In the arthropod or articulated animals, a rounded portion of the hard integument fitting into another part to which it is articulated, as the proximal ends of the tibiƦ in insects.
    • An ancient Greek long measure, the 8th of a foot. See foot.
    • a round bump on a bone where it types a joint with another bone

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