A condyle (/ˈkɒndəl/ or /ˈkɒndaɪl/; Latin: condylus, from Greek: kondylos; κόνδυλος knuckle) is the round prominence at the end of a bone, most often part of a joint - an articulation with another bone. It is one of the markings or features of bones, and can refer to:
- On the femur, in the knee joint:
- On the tibia, in the knee joint:
- On the humerus, in the elbow joint:
- Condyle of humerus (Condylus humeri)
- On the mandible, in the temporomandibular joint:
- On the occipital bone, in the atlanto-occipital joint:
Upper surface of right tibia.
|Anatomical terms of bone|
Although not generally termed condyles, the trochlea and capitulum of the humerus act as condyles in the elbow, and the femur head acts as a condyle in the hip joint.
- OED 2nd edition, 1989.
- Entry "condyle" in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary.
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