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Epicondyle


/ˌepiˈkänˌdīl/  /-ˈkändl/

Noun, pl. epicondyles

1. A protuberance above the condyle of a bone to which ligaments or tendons are attached. (wiktionary.org)

2. A protuberance above or on the condyle of a long bone, esp. either of the two at the elbow end of the humerus. (Google Dictionary)

3. A projection on a bone above a condyle serving for the attachment of muscles and ligaments. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu)

Word origin: epi meaning “upon”; condyle meaning “knuckle” or “rounded articular area”


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