AskDefine | Define condyle

Dictionary Definition

condyle n : a round bump on a bone where it forms a joint with another bone

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From condyle, from condylus, from κόνδυλος.


  • /ˈkɒndɪl/, /ˈkɒndaɪl/


  1. A prominence on a bone where it forms a joint with another bone.
    • 1927: “It's the upper condyle of a human femur,” said I. — Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘The Adventure of Shoscombe Old Place’ (Norton 2005 p. 1717)

Related terms


prominence on a bone
  • French: condyle
  • German: Gelenk
  • Ido: kondil.o
  • Latin: condylus
  • Spanish: cóndilo



From condylus, from κόνδυλος.


  • /kɔ̃dil/


fr-noun m

Extensive Definition

Condyle L. fr. G. kondylos, knuckle, the knuckle of any joint, a round projection, rounded articular area (ex. condyles of the femur) one of the markings/features of bones, can refer to:
or in Botany, can refer to:
condyle in Catalan: Còndil
condyle in German: Kondylus
condyle in Italian: Condilo

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