[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.

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.


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