[kon-dahyl, -dl] /ˈkɒn daɪl, -dl/
Anatomy. the smooth surface area at the end of a bone, forming part of a joint.
(in arthropods) a similar process formed from the hard integument.
the rounded projection on the articulating end of a bone, such as the ball portion of a ball-and-socket joint
1630s, “knob at the end of a bone,” from French condyle (16c.), from Latin condylus, from Greek kondylos “a knuckle,” of unknown origin.
condylar con·dy·lar (kŏn’də-lər)
Relating to a condyle.
condyle con·dyle (kŏn’dīl’, -dl)
A rounded prominence at the end of a bone, most often for articulation with another bone.
A round, protruding part at the end of a bone, especially one that forms part of a joint.
- Condylar canal
condylar canal n. The opening through the occipital bone posterior to the condyle on each side, transmitting the occipital emissary vein. Also called condyloid canal, posterior condyloid foramen.
- Condylar emissary vein
condylar emissary vein n. A vein that connects the sigmoid sinus and the venous plexuses surrounding the vertebral processes amd vertebral bodies through the condylar canal of the occipital bone.
- Condylar fossa
condylar fossa n. A depression behind the condyle of the occipital bone in which the posterior margin of the superior facet of the atlas lies in extension.
- Condylar joint
condylar joint n. See ellipsoidal joint.