Condyle (anatomy)


Upper surface of right tibia.
Latin condylus
TA A02.0.00.029
FMA 75434

Anatomical terms of bone

A condyle (/ˈkɒndəl/ or /ˈkɒndl/;[1][2] 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/features of bones, and can refer to:

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.


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